Angela is a registered Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent as well as a registered Canadian Trademark Agent, handling the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. She also has experience in infringement and freedom to operate analyses. She has worked with inventions in a variety of technical fields including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemistry, oil & gas recovery processes, industrial sensors, pulp & paper, and mechanical technologies.

Prior to joining Parlee McLaws, Angela worked for eight years in intellectual property (IP) management in both industry and government, including at a biotechnology company, a small start-up, and at Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (now Alberta Innovates). She gained experience developing and implementing effective IP strategies aligned with commercialization pathways and business needs.

Angela completed her PhD in Medical Sciences (Medical Genetics) at the University of Alberta, specializing in the genetic pathways involved in malignant skin cancer. She has received over 25 academic awards and published over 15 scientific papers and abstracts.

Professional Activities

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