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Abigail Smith
Associate, Toronto
Barrister and Solicitor

 

CONTACT
Phone: 416.593.5514
Fax: 416.591.1690
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YEAR OF CALL
Ontario Bar 2014
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Dalhousie University B.Sc. (Biochemistry and Chemistry) 2006; thesis titled Characterization of the transition state of the reaction catalyzed by mandelate racemase using para-substituted mandelic acids
  • McMaster University M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 2009; thesis titled How outer membrane lipid asymmetry controls PagP in Escherichia coli
  • University of Ottawa J.D. 2013
 

Abigail Smith specializes in the field of life sciences (pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, natural health products), with a focus on pharmaceutical litigation and regulation. Her litigation practice spans all areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial design, in a number of subject matters. She works with a wide range of clients including large multinationals, smaller corporations and individuals.   

During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Abigail developed skills in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and enzymology.  

During her legal studies, Abigail was a recipient of several academic prizes for intellectual property law. She was also a member of the winning team from the University of Ottawa at the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Abigail clerked for Madam Justice Gauthier at the Federal Court of Appeal.

Abigail is a regular contributor to Rx IP Update, the firm’s monthly pharmaceutical intellectual property and regulatory newsletter.

PRACTICE AREAS
Litigation
Patents
Trademarks
Life Sciences — Regulatory & Compliance
Pharmaceutical
Life Sciences
Copyright & Media
Chemical & Industrial Biotechnology
 
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
French
 

AstraZeneca Canada Inc v Apotex Inc2014 FC 638

AstraZeneca Canada Inc v Apotex Inc, 2015 FC 671

 Speaking engagements

  • “Pharmaceutical IP”, The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Advanced Intellectual Property Law CLE Program, April 2016
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