Steven Lam

Steven Lam

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Principal, Patent Agent in Canada and in the United States


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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-8880
Languages: Creole, English, French
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Practice Group Leader of the Chemistry and Life Sciences (ChemLife) Patent Group, Steven leverages more than 14 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)
  • College of Patent Agents and Trademarks Agents
  • 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
  • Diagnostic
  • 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
    • Biotechnology
    • Biopharmaceutics
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Life Sciences
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Genetics
    • Pharmacology
    • Green Technologies