Yoon Kang is a partner at Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office where her practice has focused on patent litigation and prosecution for over 20 years. Yoon is responsible for leading the life sciences practice in the firm’s Toronto office. Yoon counsels global pharmaceutical innovators and research institutions on all aspects of patent rights including in small molecules and biologics inventions, and plays a leading role in the firm’s life sciences litigation practice. Yoon has significant experience as the lead counsel, representing pharmaceutical clients before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in complex patent litigation, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. She was named 2014 Canadian Patent Non-contentious Attorney of the Year by LMG Life Sciences, and is recognized as a top female legal practitioner in the area of patents by Expert Guides: Women in Business Law. Listed in LMG Life Sciences, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Canada. Fellow of IPIC. Member and past co-Chair of the Patents and Industrial Design Committee of the CBA. Member of AIPPI. BSc (Microbiology and Genetics); MSc (Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics); LLB. Registered Patent & Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.