Gail Silver



Gail is a registered Canadian and U.S. patent agent specializing in chemical, pharmaceutical, medical polymer, and biotechnology patents. Her work involves drafting patents and providing validity and infringement opinions. 

She prosecutes patent applications before both the Canadian and American patent offices on behalf of national and international clients. Gail speaks English, French, German and Spanish.

Gail’s doctoral work focused on the interaction of inorganic molecules with DNA. In 1996, she completed post-doctoral studies in triplex DNA formations at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, IPIC joint liaison committee for IPIC patents
  • Member, Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle
  • Member, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids, 2003-present
  • Arranges for and provides chemistry presentations for students in public schools


  • PhD (chemistry), University of California, 1993
  • M.Sc., University of California, 1990
  • B.Sc. (cum laude, chemistry), Haverford College, 1988