Susan Tandan is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office, and an experienced patent agent registered to practice in both Canada and the United States. In her career of almost 30 years, Susan has held positions both in private practice and in-house with a leading Canadian research-based biotechnology company.
Her practice focuses on providing services and advice relating to patent protection, both locally and globally, particularly with respect to life science technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, gene and protein-related technologies, diagnostics, agricultural, cannabis, clean-tech and medical devices.
Susan works with a broad range of clients including research-based organizations such as top innovator universities in Ontario, hospitals and government ministries. She is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers and has lectured at a number of universities on topics related to the strategies for protection of intellectual property (IP).
Susan also represents corporate clients at various stages from startup to established business, who especially value her previous industry experience and her understanding of the IP-related issues faced by such organizations. She has been recognized for her work by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, who, in their 2019 issue, stated on behalf of a client: “Among the best Canadian patent attorneys, Susan Tandan is always reliable and helpful, and provides quality service at a fair price. She doesn’t make mistakes – her work is superior and her attention to detail is very impressive.”
Susan is currently the Intellectual Property Group Leader in her office.