Pia-Lauren’s forward-thinking approach and scientific credentials allow her to understand the technological underpinnings of an invention as well as how the technology may evolve in the future. She looks at a product beyond its face value when drafting and developing patent applications to ensure its longevity and success in the marketplace.
As a Patent Agent Trainee, Pia-Lauren is training in the areas of patent application filing, drafting, prosecution and opinion work. She has a technical background in specialized areas of life sciences and medicine, including cellular biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, therapeutics and immunology.
She received a doctorate in immunology from McMaster University and went on to investigate early life biomarkers of allergic disease as a postdoctoral fellow at the university. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at conferences held in Canada and abroad.