Areas of expertise: IP education; IP strategy and portfolio management; due diligence; patent process; patent searching; patentability and freedom to operate assessments; design-around; risk mitigation; IP policy
Current role: Partner & IP Specialist, FUEL Biomedical
Jacquie is an intellectual property specialist who understands the need to support sound IP decision-making in the business context of commercializing new technologies. She has enjoyed various roles along the IP pathway for over 20 years, as a university and industry research scientist, patent agent, and in-house IP manager/director at start-ups and SMEs. Throughout her career she has also maintained a keen interest in IP education, teaching IP courses at the University of Calgary as a guest speaker and as a sessional instructor. While patents are her core expertise, her depth and breadth of experience spans all areas of IP and within a variety of disciplines, including biotechnology, software and engineering. Jacquie has the proven ability to develop forward-thinking holistic solutions aligning IP development and protection with business goals to make best use of resources, mitigate legal risks, and maximize intangible asset value.