Yoon Kang is a partner at Smart & Biggar and is responsible for leading the life sciences practice in the firm’s Toronto office. For over 20 years, Yoon has focused her practice on patent litigation and prosecution.
Yoon plays a leading role in the firm’s life sciences litigation practice and counsels global pharmaceutical innovators and research institutions on all aspects of patent rights, including in small molecules and biologics inventions. She has significant experience as the lead counsel, representing pharmaceutical clients before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in complex patent litigation, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
In 2014, Yoon was named “Canadian Patent Non-contentious Attorney of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences, and is recognized as a top female legal practitioner in the area of patents by Expert Guides: Women in Business Law. She is listed in LMG Life Sciences, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada, The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory and Who's Who Legal: Patents and Life Sciences.
Yoon is a member and former co-Chair of the Patents and Industrial Design Committee of the CBA and a Fellow of IPIC.
BSc (Microbiology and Genetics); MSc (Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics); LLB (1993). Registered Patent & Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.
Last updated 1st June 2018