James Duffy


Senior Associate - Patent Agent

James Duffy is a lawyer and patent agent in Lavery’s intellectual property group. James holds a degree in Honours Chemistry from McGill, where he graduated with "First Class Honours" and on the Dean’s list. James is also a graduate of McGill’s Faculty of Law.

James’ main areas of practice are chemistry, materials, energy management and conservation, mechanical, metallurgy, and aviation. He is also involved in preparing legal advice and opinions regarding patents.


  • Graduated "First Class Honours" in Chemistry, McGill University, 2011
  • Graduated on the Dean’s list, McGill University, 2011
  • Recipient of Frederic J. Lemaistre Award for Highest Academic Merit in penultimate year of chemistry program (2010)
  • R.E. Powell Scholarship, 2007-2010


  • LL.B., Common Law, McGill University, 2014
  • B.C.L., Civil Law, McGill University, 2014
  • B.Sc., Honours Chemistry, McGill University, 2011

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)
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