Angela Keuling is a registered Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent, as well as a registered Canadian Trademark Agent. Her primary practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and she possesses experience assisting with infringement and freedom-to-operate analyses, as well as trademark opposition and expungement proceedings.

Having obtained a PhD in Medical Genetics from the University of Alberta, Angela possesses a strong technical background. Her research career was marked by remarkable achievements, including over 25 academic awards and the publication of more than 15 scientific papers and abstracts. As a patent agent, Angela’s work spans diverse fields such as pharmaceuticals, natural health products, medical devices, plant biotechnology, pulp and paper, and clean technologies. Her profound knowledge in genetics fuels her passion for the life sciences industry, enabling her to apply her expertise effectively.

Before joining Parlee McLaws, Angela spent eight years in intellectual property management, working in various capacities in both industry and government. Her experience includes roles at a biotechnology company, a small start-up, and Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (now Alberta Innovates). Now, Angela caters to clients of all sizes, ranging from individual inventors, to start-ups, and large multinational corporations. Her extensive background enables her to develop and implement customized intellectual property strategies tailored to each client’s commercialization goals and budget.

Active in the Alberta start-up community, Angela actively participates in events and workshops for inventors and new businesses. She also volunteers with the University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering (UA-WISE) mentorship program, dedicating her time to nurturing the next generation of innovators in Alberta.

Angela’s true passion lies in collaborating with inventors and businesses to discover effective and creative intellectual property strategies that maximize the value of their innovations. She looks forward to assisting you in your commercialization journey.


Professional Activities

  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)