IP litigator harnesses biotechnical expertise to develop strategic IP enforcement solutions
Irshaad utilizes his biotechnical expertise to provide informed IP solutions. Irshaad’s practice focuses primarily on IP litigation, and he regularly works with innovative biotech companies. He is committed to thorough and meticulous research to find creative solutions to complex legal and technical issues.
Before pursuing a career in intellectual property law, Irshaad graduated magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa with an Honours B.Sc. in Biomedical Science. He then earned his M.Sc., Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa where he worked for a neuroscience research team involved in cutting-edge studies. Upon completing his Master’s thesis, he was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship, followed by a law school entrance scholarship for his outstanding academic record in the sciences. Prior to entering law school, Irshaad also gained valuable industry experience working for a leading biotechnology company working in the field of Stemcell research in Canada.
In his final year of law school, Irshaad was a Dean’s Research and Writing Fellow, where he honed his legal research skills by tackling multi-disciplinary legal issues. Throughout his legal studies, Irshaad was extensively involved with a pro bono legal referral service aimed at boosting access to justice for people with disabilities in Ottawa.
Irshaad was a summer student in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office in 2020 and returned as an articling student in 2021-2022.