Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Adam Lakusta

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Adam Lakusta

  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English

Strategic IP protection supported by scientific expertise

Adam is a dedicated intellectual property lawyer, with a practice focused on patent procurement and advising the chemical and biotechnology sectors. Adam draws on his background in scientific research to assist clients in developing strategic IP solutions to meet their business goals. 

Adam has in-depth experience in the life sciences and biochemical field which he leverages to help innovators in protecting the latest technologies and inventions. He takes an intense interest in emerging technologies and is committed to understanding his clients’ needs to accurately assess where he can provide the most value.

Adam began his career in IP as a summer student at Smart & Biggar and worked at a large western Canadian law firm where he gained exposure to all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation and plant breeders' rights enforcement.

Prior to entering law school, Adam obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Saskatchewan and a research-based Master of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary, focusing on plant molecular biology and natural rubber biosynthesis. Adam is an award-winning essayist and former Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights.


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  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Board Member, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada