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Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie and Lynn Ing named ‘Rising Stars’ by MIP IP Stars

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that associates, Lynn Ing and Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie have been selected as “Rising Stars” by MIP in the inaugural edition of MIP IP Stars - Rising Stars.

Lynn Ing   Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie
Lynn Ing   Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie

Lynn Ing's practice is dedicated to patent matters, including litigation and prosecution. Lynn was an integral member of the team that successfully appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada in AstraZeneca v Apotex, 2017 SCC 36, which abolished the “promise doctrine” of patent utility in Canada. The depth of Lynn’s experience in patent matters aligns with her strong technical expertise. Her graduate work was in the field of cell signalling and published in Oncogene and EMBO J. Prior to joining Smart & Biggar, Lynn worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of tumour angiogenesis and innovative cancer therapies.

Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie is a copyright, patent and trademark litigator who is trusted by his clients to put in place practical and result-driven litigation strategies in complex IP matters. Guillaume represents local, national and international clients in a diverse array of industries, including motion picture and other media, broadcasting, retail goods, personal care products, sports equipment, food and beverage and industrial products. Guillaume is frequently involved in the protection and enforcement of protected geographical indications (Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée) in Canada.

The guide highlights the best-performing associates who have contributed to the success of the firms and clients. Results are based on peer review and the client feedback obtained during research for the 2018 edition of IP STARS.

The research for IP STARS covers contentious and non-contentious IP work. It is carried out over a six-month period by an experienced team of research analysts and journalists.


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