Welcome our two newest Intellectual Property team members to the Firm, Angela Keuling and Chris Peng! Angela will be joining our Edmonton team as a Patent Agent and you can find Chris working out of our Calgary office as an Associate.

Angela is a registered Canadian Patent Agent, handling the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. She has experience with inventions in a variety of technical fields including life sciences, chemistry, oil & gas, industrial sensors, pulp & paper, and others.

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.

Chris’ practice is focused on intellectual property law. Prior to joining Parlee McLaws LLP, he was a corporate lawyer specializing in securities for over ten years. Chris worked at two national law firms and at the Alberta Securities Commission, including as a member of a national initiative dealing with fintech businesses and cryptocurrencies.

During his legal studies, Chris received an award for obtaining the highest mark in his patent law course and attended the International Intellectual Property Law Summer Program at the University of Victoria.

Prior to his legal studies, Chris obtained a degree in computer engineering and worked at several multinational organizations including as a communications systems designer at a consulting services firm, a software engineer at a telecommunications and consumer electronics company, a hardware designer at a telecommunications and networking equipment manufacturer and an applications engineer at a semiconductor company.

Welcome to Parlee McLaws!