Mhairi Skinner

Senior Associate

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Mhairi drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to biotechnology and pharmacology. She also conducts IP due diligence searches and provides freedom-to-operate opinions.

After graduate school, Mhairi co-founded a cancer therapeutics biotechnology company. She has conducted research in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics and genetics.

She previously worked as an editor at Nature Publishing Group, as a consultant to the National Institute of Health (National Cancer Institute) and as an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph.

Mhairi is fluent in English and French


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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program


  • D.Phil., University of Guelph, 1999
  • B.Sc(Hons.), University of Guelph, 1994