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Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

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Daphne Lainson
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh


Daphne Lainson is a partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh and is a qualified patent agent. She is often sought to provide guidance to leading global innovators. Lainson is actively involved in AIPLA and is the co-chair of the IP practice in the Japan committee at the association, a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and a member of the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa. She is also a past chair of AIPLA’s mentoring committee.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association; Immediate past co-chair of the Japan Practice Committee; past Chair of the Mentoring Committee; past Chair of the Women in Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Member, Chemical Institute of Canada, Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Member, The Women's Business Network of Ottawa
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association; member of the Patent Committee

Academic Affiliations

  • “Patent Listing and Data Protection: A Primer for Regulatory Affairs Professionals,” (speaker), CAPRA Dinner Meeting, Dorval, QC, January 2016
  • “Biosimilars are Off and Running: A Litigation and Regulatory Update” (moderator), AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2015
  • "Subsequent Entry Biologics (SEBs) – Canada," AIPLA Mid-Winter meeting , Las Vegas, NV, January 2012; AIPLA webinar, March 2012
  • "Making contributions visible," 3rd Annual Women in Law conference, Calgary, AB, October 2009
  • "Partnerships: Policy and Research at the Crossroads: University-Industry Research Collaborations," 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, October 2008