Pia-Lauren Reece, PhD

Patent Agent | Associate

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Insights
  • Education

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

Selected Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Bridge to Excellence: A Look at the Past to Entice Change for the Future," Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, February 2, 2024.

Panellist, "Women Professionals & Lawyers Discuss the "Second Shift" as Family Caregivers," Aird & Berlis Women’s Initiative, November 30, 2023.

"Black Voices (In)Justice: Supporting Black Youth Representation in the Legal Profession," Aird & Berlis LLP Diversity & Inclusion Webinar, March 2, 2023. 

Speaker, "How Black Inventors are Transforming Food Science," Pathways to Sustainable Invention Speaker Series, May 10, 2022.


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