Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Sanjay Goorachurn and Daphne Lainson included in the 2020 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that Montreal partner Sanjay Goorachurn, and Ottawa partner and Chair of the firm Daphne Lainson, are recognized in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2020.

Sanjay, who provides IP management, IP strategy and IP transactional support to Canadian and global innovative companies, has significant experience in developing IP management programmes and IP strategies.

Clients and peers have described Sanjay as a "highly experienced, articulate and creative individual” whose advice leads companies to “see intellectual property as an investment, not a cost, and approach it in a strategic manner”. Furthermore, he has been hailed as “one of the very best in Canada” (IAM Strategy 300, 2019).

Daphne is a trusted counsellor. She works with clients to navigate the complex life sciences patent-regulatory landscape and provides strategic advice and counseling across the life cycle of a drug.

Peers have recognized Daphne as an “experienced and pragmatic partner” and have described her as “brilliant at the intersection of IP and regulatory law”, with “fantastic legal and business acumen” and “a tremendous ability to simplify and explain complex issues to non-lawyers, which helps hugely with decision making” (IAM Patents 1000, 2019).

The IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. No individual can qualify for a listing in the IAM Strategy 300 unless they are nominated by at least three people from outside of their own organisation. Only individuals whose further research shows to have exceptional skill sets, as well as profound insights into the development, creation and management of IP value, are featured in the IAM Strategy 300.

To view all listed individuals, visit IAM Strategy 300, here.