Well before her professional career began, Elizabeth has been driven by desire to find intelligent solutions in the hidden paths forward, around or through that are not readily evident to others.
Elizabeth regularly advises corporations on in-depth identification, acquisition, maintenance, management & leveraging and protection & enforcement of intellectual property and intangible assets. On the basis of her in-depth experience, she is regularly asked to speak to these dynamic issues both publicly and privately.
In her litigation practice, Elizabeth represents clients in matters before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court, and Ontario Court of Appeal. With extensive experience in the management of complex litigation in a variety of industries (pharma, SaaS, wireless communications, mining), she represents clients in traditional IP litigation matters, as well as disputes relating to misleading advertising, grey-goods/anti-counterfeit, and commercial litigation matters related to IP and intangible assets.
Her solicitor aspect of practice includes licensing, contract, and transactional work. She develops a long-term legal strategy to leverage SMEs and larger corporations’ intellectual capital and assist in their overall growth and development. Clients regularly rely on her to coordinate their intellectual capital management and enforcement strategies in crucial jurisdictions worldwide.
Elizabeth gained significant experience in the intellectual property litigation group of a major national firm and continued her practice at the nation’s top-ranked litigation boutique before turning to her graduate studies and founding Dipchand LLP. Her practice focused on pharmaceutical and biotech patent litigation, drug & biologics regulatory law. In particular, Elizabeth has had extensive experience with proceedings commenced pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
She regularly collaborates with her multinational client’s global external counsel and advisors to provide them with targeted advice and a seamless client experience. Her clients receive the full attention that a boutique offers with the tenacity of a global legal giant.
Elizabeth is also an active member of several professional associations and has the pleasure of serving as on the Board of Directors for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Beyond her legal practice, Elizabeth is proud to be actively involved with and support a number of organizations focused making our world a better place. She is a founding member of The Big Push, a women driven collective accelerating women-founded or co-founded start-ups and sits on the Board of Directors of FORA: Network for Change, an organization dedicated to the advancement through leadership of girls and women globally. For years, Elizabeth has had the privilege of serving as a judge for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, Women of Influence’s premier national awards program. As well, Elizabeth sits on the Board of Directors for the Shaw Festival Theater in Niagara-On-The-Lake and is pleased to promote the theater’s strong tradition of rebellious rabble rousing.
Elizabeth brings to the table seasoned legal advice coupled with her business acumen. An advocate in and out of the court, Elizabeth has a passion advocating for empowerment, leadership and, most importantly, fun. On top of running Dipchand LLP, Elizabeth frequently bakes chocolate chip cookies and patiently waits for the next race school registration to open.