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Pia-Lauren Reece, PhD

Patent Agent | Associate

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.

Pia-Lauren is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States with experience 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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Registered Patent Agent (Canada) (2019)
  • Registered Patent Agent (United States) (2021)

Professional Involvement


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Life Sciences Ontario
  • Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization


  • PhD, Medical Sciences, Infection and Immunity, McMaster University, 2013
  • B.Sc. (Honours), Biochemistry, McMaster University, 2007