Nancy Pei is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Toronto office. With hands-on experience as a pharmacist and over 20 years of patent litigation expertise, Nancy has established a successful IP practice focused exclusively in the field of life sciences–including pharmaceuticals and biologics.
As a patent litigator, Nancy advocates on behalf of innovative life sciences companies in cases relating to the PM(NOC) Regulations, in patent infringement/impeachment actions, s. 8 cases, related quantification reference proceedings and judicial review applications. She has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She also provides advice on matters relating to patent listing, data protection, Certificates of Supplementary Protection, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and access to information requests.
Nancy's clients benefit not only from the depth and breadth of her experience but also from her unique insights on broader patenting, regulatory and business issues, helping them manage the life cycles of their products and remain competitive in an ever-changing industry.
Nancy is named as a leading Life Sciences legal practitioner in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, LMG Life Sciences, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences and MIP's IP Stars Handbook: Patents. She is a pharmacist, patent and trademark agent and lawyer. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1997.