Lisa Sim's practice covers all forms of intellectual property strategy and protection, with a focus on trademarks. Her practice has a particular emphasis on patent matters that span a range of industries including biotechnology, health, agriculture and energy.
As a registered patent agent, Lisa has significant experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents and assists clients with the strategic design and management of their intellectual property portfolios. She also has experience in conducting intellectual property due diligence and assisting in patent disputes, including assessing patent infringement and validity risks.
Lisa provides legal services to clients that include universities, research institutions, small-to-medium enterprises (SME), and sole inventors. Lisa is committed to providing business-focused and cost-effective solutions that align with her clients’ business objectives.
Lisa is actively involved in initiatives for commercially translating university-based research and innovation. She works closely with national research networks that involve national and international partners to bridge the translation gap between research and industry.
Lisa frequently speaks on various intellectual property issues and has delivered presentations and seminars to academics, students, researchers, and public forums. She has previously taught classes in ethics and intellectual property at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Lisa is a member of the training committee of a Canadian national research network (Canadian Glycomics Network).
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Lisa completed graduate work in microbiology. Lisa then worked for several years as IP counsel and patent agent at other leading intellectual property law firms before joining Miller Thomson.