Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia as Associate in Ottawa

September 20, 2018

Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia‘s practice focuses on securing patent protection for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other inventions in life sciences. She brings deep technical expertise in biochemistry, microbiology and immunology to her work with clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. She also works in the area of pharmaceutical regulatory law, providing strategic advice both during and after patent prosecution for pharmaceuticals and biologics.

Aleksandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Victoria. During her graduate studies, she participated in the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization’s (VIDO) – International Vaccine Centre (InterVac) Neonatal Immunization Group. At VIDO, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she assisted in the development of a new vaccine adjuvant platform for use in the immunization of infants in developing countries. Aleksandra completed her doctorate degree in Immunology & Vaccinology while enrolled in her second year of law school, both at the University of Saskatchewan.

Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law. With offices across Canada, and over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, we are the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas. For over 100 years, we have remained devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets. Whether we are advising an innovative company on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we provide clients with solutions to protect, enforce and leverage their IP.

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Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Saskatchewan

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property