Suzanne is currently the Practice Group Leader for the Calgary Intellectual Property & Innovation Group at Parlee McLaws.

Suzanne, a registered patent and trademark agent maintains an active practice in both Edmonton and Calgary. She assists clients with all aspects of identifying, protecting and benefiting from their intellectual property, including patent, trademark and copyright protection, with particular experience in the life science, biotechnology and medical device fields. Suzanne also has experience in drafting and negotiating technology licensing and service agreements, employment agreements, and other documents relating to business development.

Prior to her legal studies, Suzanne graduated from the University of Alberta with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, specializing in the behavioural and cellular impacts of stroke on the brain.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, U of A Women in Science and Engineering
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience


  • Member, Alberta Biking Association