Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

Key Details

Daphne Lainson
Smart & Biggar

  • Chemical
  • Chemicals
  • Patent
  • Patents


Daphne Lainson is a partner at Smart & Biggar, a qualified patent agent and holds an advanced degree in chemistry. She 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. Lainson is actively involved in AIPLA and is the co-chair of the IP practice in the Japan committee at the association. She is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

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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