Daphne Lainson

Smart & Biggar - Canada

55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900
PO Box 2999 Station D

ON K1P 5Y6

Patent star 2023

Top 250 Women in IP 2023



Practice areas:

Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark

Industry sectors:

Oil & gas

Daphne Lainson is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Ottawa office. She is a lawyer, a qualified patent and trademark agent, and holds an advanced degree in chemistry. She plays a leading role in client relations management within the firm, particularly in key industrial markets, such as the U.S., Japan and Germany.

Daphne champions and safeguards the intellectual property rights of her clients, protecting their inventions in new drugs, biologics, medical devices, consumer products, agrochemicals, specialty chemicals, industrial chemical processes, oil, gas and petrochemicals. She provides advice to clients on pharmaceutical regulatory law and is called upon to advise innovative pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies in matters relating to regulatory data.

Daphne was recognized in the 2017 edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides (Women in Business Law) as a top legal practitioner in Patents. She has been named a World IP Review Leader since 2016, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law since 2015 and under Biotechnology Law since 2014.

Daphne is an AIPLA Fellow, Vice-Chair of the AIPLA Food and Drug Law Committee (past co-Chair of the Japan Practice Committee and past chair of the Mentoring Committee and the Women in Intellectual Property Law Committee of the AIPLA).

BSc Hons (Chemistry); MSc (Chemistry); LLB (1999). Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2001.

Last updated 1st June 2018