Strategic IP litigator informed with biotechnical expertise
Malcolm is a diligent patent litigator who provides strategic IP services to his clients by anticipating their business needs and potential risks in advance. He offers a clear and accurate assessment while outlining applicable options to achieve objectives and address client concerns.
Malcolm’s practice focuses on patent litigation and enforcement. He regularly works with innovative pharmaceutical and biologic companies and draws on his life sciences and business background. He is committed to understanding every client’s unique story and objectives as well as the relevant subject matter and intellectual property issues.
Before pursuing a career in intellectual property law, Malcolm received his B.Sc., Biological Sciences (Chemistry Minor), from the University of Alberta (2010), his M.Sc., Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, from the University of Toronto (2013) and his J.D./M.B.A., from the University of Toronto (2019). His interest in patent law was sparked by the opportunity to explore the intersection between science, law and business.
Malcolm was a summer student in Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office in 2018 and returned as an articling student in 2019-2020.
- In the Media
- “Distinct effects of the mesenchymal dysplasia gene variant of murine Patched-1 protein on canonical and non-canonical Hedgehog signaling pathways,” (co-authors: A. Fleet, N. Okolowsky, and P.A. Hamel), J Biol Chem., April 2014, Vol. 289, No. 15, pp.10939-49