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IAM Strategy 300 recognizes IP leaders Sanjay Goorachurn and Daphne Lainson in 2022 edition

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that our partner Sanjay Goorachurn, of Montréal, and Firm Chair Daphne Lainson, of Ottawa, are honoured once again in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide.

The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide showcases the top experts in the IP world and is the only resource that recognizes IP leaders from in-house, private practice, and consulting, whose approach and practice are truly strategic in nature. Together they possess a wealth of expertise across disciplines and sectors.

Sanjay is a leading IP strategy lawyer, who provides IP strategy and transactional advice and counsel to innovative Canadian and international companies. His expertise and significant experience in developing strategic IP management programmes meet the needs and praise of a diverse range of clients, and he has worked on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional transactions. He is highly regarded amongst his peers and described as “one of the very best in Canada” (IAM Strategy 300, 2019).

Daphne is a trusted IP counsellor and advisor to global innovators who works with clients to achieve success in the complex life sciences patent-regulatory landscape, providing strategic advice across the patent life cycle of innovative drugs and medicines. Daphne was previously described by peers and clients in IAM as an “experienced and pragmatic partner” who is “brilliant at the intersection of IP and regulatory law”.

Congratulations to Sanjay and Daphne for leading the way in the patent industry to support the development and implementation of strategies, while strengthening the value of IP portfolios for their clients.

Learn more about the guide and view the full list of the 2022 IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders online.

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