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Leslie J. Chan assists clients with all aspects of identifying, protecting, and benefiting from their intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the life science field and other related fields.

Leslie articled at Oyen Wiggs in 2021 and has continued with the firm as an associate lawyer since 2022.

Leslie completed his law degree at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. During law school, he was a member of UBC’s 2020 Gale Cup Moot team and was a judicial intern with the British Columbia Provincial Court.

Prior to law school, Leslie completed his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, both at UBC. His doctoral work involved studying enzymes and signaling pathways that control cellular metabolism and lipid synthesis.

In his spare time, Leslie enjoys running, hiking, spending time with his dog, trying new restaurants and traveling.

    • UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award (1 Year Fellowship) 2015
    • UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award (1 Year Fellowship) 2014


Chan, L. J. (2018). Regulation of lipin phosphorylation and lipid homeostasis by glycogen synthase kinase 3 (T). University of British Columbia.