Wendy Lamson

Partner & Patent Agent

With over 17 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, Wendy knows how to protect your invention. She understands clients’ needs because, for over thirteen years, she worked in corporate practice interacting with scientists on a daily basis. “Knowing when to keep things simple and when to delve into detail is key to successfully attaining patent rights, without breaking the budget”, Wendy says. A passion for learning new things helps too.

One of Wendy’s favourite jobs in the early stages of her career was working for a start-up biotech company in Vancouver. With a staff of only about 20, the company filed 13 patent applications in a single year. That start-up sold recently for 1.5 billion U.S. dollars to an international pharmaceutical company and a significant part of its valuation was based on its extensive patent portfolio. “In the end, it’s not about the money”, says Wendy, “it’s the satisfaction that comes with helping people achieve success”.

Wendy also appreciates the importance of keeping on top of the latest developments in patent laws. She currently maintains a blog on green patenting, www.patentgreentech.com, and has published on the topic of utility in an academic journal. She has also written various blogs on Canadian intellectual property case law developments. Wendy worked in research and development for a number of years before becoming a patent agent.

  • LL.M, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ontario, 2015
  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2004
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry (hons), Simon Fraser University, 2000
  • Member of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member of The Life Sciences Patent Practice Committee
  • Instructor for Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Patent Agent Training Course – Drafting and Prosecution, September 9, 2020-November 30, 2020.
  • “Navigating IP Risk”, June 26, 2020, Nanomedicines Innovation Network (NMIN), National Centers of Excellence, Capacity-Building Webinar, available at https://youtu.be/gZ0AcfD5NRw
  • Taking Due Care: Managing Clients and Maintenance Fees under the New Patent Act”, April 8, 2020, Webinar, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
  • “Maximizing patent protection of lignocellulosic biofuel technology: challenges and opportunities”, 13th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy, October 18-20, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • “Patenting cannabis-related technology: recent trends and legal challenges”, January 15, 2019, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, guest lecturer.
  • “Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Secrets”, January 23, 2019, presented to Mechanical Engineering Technology Students, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Woodroffe Campus.
  • “Tips and tricks for optimizing patent protection of nanomedicine innovation”, August 21, 2019, The University of British Columbia, Life Sciences Institute, Special Seminar hosted by the Cullis Laboratory.
  • “Best practices in IP identification, disclosure, protection”, September 14, 2019, Nanomedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) Scientific Meeting, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, co-presented with Dr. Lindsey Huxham of UBC, UILO and moderated by Diana Royce, Executive Director, NMIN.
  • Canada’s new patent regime coming into force October 30, 2019 – beware of pitfalls for reinstatement of rights” Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, October 31, 2019.
  • “Genetically Modified Biological Materials“, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, February 26, 2018.
  • Patenting Dosage Regimes in Canada: The Patent Office Loosens its Reins“, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall websitewww.perlaw.ca, February 15, 2018.
  • “Utility: Unravelling the Real Differences with Our Closest Trading Partner”, Wendy Lamson, Canadian Intellectual Property Review, 2016, 32(1), 121-172.
  • “Liposomal Drug Delivery: Recent Patents and Emerging Opportunities”, M. Webb, P. Rebstein, W. Lamson and M. Bally, Recent Patents on Drug Delivery and Formulation 2007, 1, 185-194. Cited over 40 times on ResearchGate.
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