susanSusan Tees

Susan is a patent agent registered to act before the Canadian (2004) and United States (1999) Patent Offices. She has worked as in house patent counsel at several Vancouver biotechnology firms since 1990, and understands keenly the client side of the business of IP management.

She has managed patents, trademarks, domain names, IP procedures, and intellectual property licenses from within QLT, Inex Pharmaceuticals, Kinetek Pharmaceuticals, and most recently, OncoGenex Technologies. Susan was also a patent agent at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh from 2002 to 2004. Her patent practice has included pharmaceuticals, including both biological and small molecules, health related technologies and methods, agriculture, mobile applications, and alternative energy technologies.

She has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of British Columbia where she also undertook one year of directed studies with Dr. Geoff Hoffman developing evidence for the network theory of immunology.

Susan acted as patent portfolio support and underwriter liaison during several biotech financings both public and private. Susan’s diverse experience allows her to represent clients ranging from start-up, mid-size, and multi-national companies and organizations to domestic and international universities.

She has been operating as a solo practitioner since 2008.