High standards for intellectual property litigation and enforcement
Christian is an IP litigator with a background in life sciences devoted to safeguarding clients’ IP assets and recognizing the pivotal role of IP in driving innovation, growth and competitiveness.
Christian’s legal practice specializes in intellectual property litigation, addressing all facets of intellectual property law. During his legal studies, Christian served as an Osgoode IP Innovation Clinic Fellow and a Co-President of the Osgoode Health Law Association. He was also a co-winner of the Osgoode Hockey Arbitration Competition.
Before joining Smart & Biggar as an Associate, Christian was an articling student and summer student in our Toronto office.
Prior to beginning law school, Christian earned a B.Sc. in Biology and completed a M.Sc. in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Christian has received numerous accolades for his academic work, including scholarships for scientific research and for work
during his legal studies.
- In the Media
- Speaker, "Transmission of respiratory viruses: from basic science to evidence based options for control,” Evaluation of bioaerosol samplers in a ferret model of influenza infection Conference, Hong Kong, 2017
- "Burden of non-influenza respiratory viral infections in adults admitted to hospital: analysis of a multiyear Canadian surveillance cohort at 2 centres," (co-authors: Nelson Lee, Stephanie Smith, et. al.), CMAJ, March 29, 2021, Vol. 193, Issue 13, pp. 439-446
- "Evaluation of bioaerosol samplers for the detection and quantification of influenza virus from artificial aerosols and influenza virus–infected ferrets," (co-authors: Lily Yip, Nicolas Groulx, Nathan Doggett, Mairead Finn, and Samira Mubareka), Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, November 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 564-573 (First published on September 21, 2019)