Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Patent Agent in Canada and in the United States, Partner
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Steven leverages more than 10 years of experience as a patent professional with his strong technical background in biochemistry and previous experience as a successful research scientist in academia and industry, to counsel Canadian and international clients on the management, protection, and commercialization of their intellectual property. He prides himself on working with scientific teams and entrepreneurs to gain in-depth understanding of their technologies, and then finding creative solutions to develop personalized patent strategies that are both pragmatic and in line with their business needs.
Steven specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in Canada, the United States and internationally, as well as providing patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions.
Steven’s clients are important businesses of all sizes, both Canadian and foreign, particularly in the fields of biotechnology and the life sciences (including biochemistry, antibody/protein engineering, genome editing, immunology/vaccinology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, industrial and agricultural biotechnology).
Registered as a patent agent in Canada and the United States since 2012, Steven obtained the highest mark in Canada in his qualifying year for the patent drafting portion of the patent agent exam.
- Doctorate in Biochemistry (Ph.D.), McGill University (2006)
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (B.Sc.), McGill University (1999)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Ordre des chimistes du Québec (OCQ)
- Marie F. Morency Memorial Prize from IPIC Foundation for highest mark in Canada for patent drafting portion of patent agent qualifying exam (2012)
- Nominated by McGill Biochemistry Department for NSERC Doctoral Prize (2007)
- McGill Faculty of Medicine Award (2004-2005)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award (2001-2004)
- FRSQ-FCAR-Santé Doctoral Award (declined for above) (2001)
- FRSQ-FCAR-Santé Masters Award (1999-2001)
- E. & M. Wilson Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship (McGill University (1996-1999)
- Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry
- Industrial and agricultural biotechnology
- Formulations and cosmetics
- Immunology and vaccinology
- Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical
- Proteomics and genomics
- Patents - Counsel
- Due Diligence
- Portfolio Management
- Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications
- Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
- International Patent Portfolio Management
- Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Life Sciences
- Organic Chemistry
- Green Technologies
- Czachorowski M., Lam-Yuk-Tseung S., Cellier M, Gros P., “Transmembrane topology of the mammalian Slc11a2 iron transporter”, Biochemistry, 48(35): 8422-34, 2009.
- Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., Picard, V., and Gros, P., “Identification of a tyrosine-based motif (YGSI) in the amino terminus of Nramp1 (Slc11a1) important for lysosomal targeting”, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281(42):31677-88, 2006.
- Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., Camaschella, C., Iolascon, A., and Gros, P., “A novel R416C mutation in human DMT1 (SLC11A2) displays pleiotropic effects on function and causes microcytic anemia and hepatic iron overload”, Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, 36:347-354, 2006.
- Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., “Nramp Metal Transporters: Insights into their structure, function, and subcellular targeting”, Doctoral Thesis, 2006.
- Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., and Gros, P., “Distinct Targeting and Recycling Properties of Two Isoforms of the Iron Transporter DMT1 (NRAMP2, Slc11A2)”, Biochemistry, 45:2294-2301, 2006.
- Forbes, J., Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., and Gros, P., June 2006. Chapter 8.8.10, Modulation of Iron Availability at the Host-Pathogen Interface in Phagocytic Cells. “EcoSal-Escherichia coli and Salmonella: cellular and molecular biology.” Editors: A. Böck, et al. [online] http://www.ecosal.org. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
- Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., Touret, N., Grinstein, S., and Gros, P., (2005). “Carboxyl-Terminus Determinants of the Iron Transporter DMT1/SLC11A2 Isoform II (-IRE/1B) Mediate Internalization from the Plasma Membrane into Recycling Endosomes”, Biochemistry, 44:12149-12159, 2005.
- Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., Mathieu, M., and Gros, P., “Functional characterization of the E399D DMT1/NRAMP2/SLC11A2 protein produced by an exon 12 mutation in a patient with microcytic anemia and iron overload”, Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, 35:212-216, 2005.
- Fortier, A., Min-Oo, G., Forbes, J., Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., and Gros, P., “Single gene effects in mouse models of host: pathogen interactions”, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 77:868-877 (Review), 2005.
- Touret, N., Martin-Orozco, N., Paroutis, P., Furuya, W., Lam-Yuk-Tseung, S., Forbes, J., Gros, P., and Grinstein, S., “Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying iron transport deficiency in microcytic anemia”, Blood, 104:1526-1533, 2004.
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