Biography

Dr. James Pan is a partner at Smart & Biggar. He is a lawyer and patent agent in Canada, and is registered to practice before the USPTO, with more than 15 years experiences. His practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus on patent procurement. He has in-depth experience in IP management and strategic counseling, preparing and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in Canada, and managing the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Korea and other jurisdictions worldwide. 

Dr. Pan's clients include international companies based in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and Canadian companies of all sizes, as well as universities, IP firms and government agencies based in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Pan has a B. Eng. degree in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University (China), and Ph.D. in Chemistry and J.D. from the University of British Columbia. He worked as an engineer in a military research and development institute and as a research scientist in a national subatomic research institute before his legal career.