Anna Lei  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Anna Lei drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to a variety of technical fields, including mechanical, biological, biochemical, and pharmaceutical inventions. She also advises inventors and applicants on strategies for seeking patent protection across many jurisdictions, e.g. Canada, U.S., China, EPO, Japan and Korea.

Before joining BLG, Anna Lei practiced patent law in China as a lawyer and a patent attorney for many years, specializing in patent drafting, prosecution, patent invalidation & litigation, cross-border patent licensing, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis for multinational enterprises, and PCT document translation.

Anna completed her LL.M. program in International Business Law at Osgoode Hall law school. This educational experience has expanded her insight into international IP and business law.

Anna can write, speak and read Mandarin fluently, which allows her to easily communicate with Chinese clients in their native language to resolve their IP related issues.

Representative Work

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications for inventions in various technical fields, e.g. mechanical, biological, biochemical and pharmaceutical inventions.
  • Advising on strategies for obtaining patent protection across many jurisdictions, e.g. Canada, U.S., China, EPO, Japan and Korea.
  • Conducting patent searches for patent validity and drafting.
  • Assisting in the preparation of patent licensing agreements.