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Ella (Ellaheh) Sims is an associate attorney at Lott & Fischer. She is also a Patent Attorney authorized to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office under limited recognition as a Canadian citizen working with a United States law firm. Ms. Sims graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree, high distinction, specializing in Biomedical Physics and minoring in Economics, as the highest-performing female student across three campuses and the top student in the sciences at her campus. She then went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Medical Science from McMaster University. Ms. Sims earned her Juris Doctor from Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, summa cum laude, and was the Valedictorian of her graduating law class.

While in law school, Ms. Sims received seventeen book awards for achieving the top grade in the course. She was a Dean’s Study Fellow for her law school’s Civil Procedure and Property Law courses. Ms. Sims also served as a Research Assistant and as an Associate Editor on Barry Law Review where her law review article focusing on intellectual property waivers was selected for publication. As a law student, she volunteered with the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program where she assisted a patent attorney in completing a provisional patent application.


  • Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2022.
  • McMaster University, M.Sc. (Medical Science), 2019.
  • University of Toronto, H.B.Sc. (Specialist in Biomedical Physics, Minor in Economics), high distinction, 2017.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida, 2022
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Attorney (Limited Recognition), 2023

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Barry Law Review, 2021-2022.

Publications and Presentations

  • Ellaheh D. Sims, The Inherent Monetary Incentive of Intellectual Property Rights and the Failure of Intellectual Property Waivers to Recognize This Motive, 28 Barry L. Rev. 104 (2023).
  • Sims, E. Danielle, et al. “Circulating leptin levels are associated with adiposity in survivors of childhood brain tumors.” Scientific Reports 10.1 (2020): 1-7.
  • Sims, E. Danielle, et al. “Tri-ponderal mass index in survivors of childhood brain tumors: A cross-sectional study.” Scientific reports 8.1 (2018): 1-7.
  • Sims, E. Danielle, et al. “The effect of cannabis exposure on pubertal outcomes: a systematic review.” Adolescent health, medicine and therapeutics 9 (2018): 137.
  • Co-author: Wang, K.W., et al. “Bariatric interventions in obesity treatment and prevention in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Cancer and Metastasis Reviews (2020): 1- 12.
  • Co-author: Rudrapatna, S., et al. “Obesity and muscle-macrophage crosstalk in humans and mice: A systematic review.” Obesity Reviews 20.11 (2019): 1572-1596.
  • Co-author: Crawford, R., et al. “Traditional knowledge-based lifestyle interventions in the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Indigenous children in Canada: a systematic review protocol.” Systematic reviews 8.1 (2019): 69.


  • Barry University (2022) Valedictorian and recipient of Joel Sharp Academic Excellence Award
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research – Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award, 2018-2019.
  • McMaster University (2019) Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Program Outstanding Achievement Award, and Excellence Award.