Jennifer Ledwell, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Marks & Clerk

Jennifer’s patent practice is primarily in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry. She has been a registered Canadian Patent Agent since 2003 and has over 16 years of experience working with patents. 

Prior to becoming a patent agent, Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1990 with honours (summa cum laude) in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. She also obtained a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Molecular and Cellular Physiology, where she used electrophysiological techniques and mutagenesis to study cooperative interactions in voltage-gated potassium channel proteins.  She then spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Yale University, where she used transgenic mice to study the physiological role of a voltage-gated potassium channel protein.