Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson

Key Details

Daphne Lainson
Smart & Biggar

  • Chemicals
  • Patents


Daphne Lainson helps innovators secure comprehensive patent protection for their chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related inventions. With an advanced degree in chemistry, she has been entrusted with protecting inventions across the spectrum of chemical innovation. Daphne is actively involved in the AIPLA as a fellow, and she is chair of the Food and Drug Law Committee. She plays a key role as a practice leader of the firm’s life sciences practice.

Participation in Wider Community



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