IP advocacy supported by a keen understanding of science and technology law
With a background in Biopharmaceutical Science, Nicole brings complex problem solving and analytical thinking to her IP litigation practice. She advises clients on patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design-related matters and routinely assists with the development of litigation strategy and the preparation of written arguments and opinions.
Nicole applies her knowledge and background in science and communications to support her legal practice. Additionally, with a mandate to make legal writing accessible, she works with Smart & Biggar’s editorial team to create compelling content for legal and business audiences.
Before beginning her legal career, Nicole obtained a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Genomics. Her studies included 16 months of co-operative education where she worked in various research labs. She completed approximately 50% of her classes in French and graduated summa cum laude.
During law school, Nicole earned a prestigious Technology Law Award and an entrance scholarship awarded to a first-year student with a science or engineering degree. She completed the Law and Technology Option at the University of Ottawa and graduated cum laude.