Sundby, Suzannah K.

Managing Partner | Canady + Lortz LLP

Suzannah practices all aspects of intellectual property law across a diverse array of technological fields including biochemistry, molecular biology, recombinant technologies, small molecules, pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, microfluidics, diagnostics, medical devices and treatments, orphan drugs, catalyst compositions, and nanotechnology.  Suzannah’s legal practice involves patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, post-grant proceedings, strategic planning, and client counseling.  She also assists start-up biotech companies with the preparation and prosecution of their foundation patents, non-disclosure agreements, and related IP issues.

Suzannah is among a select few experts listed in the Life Sciences Expert Guide, which are based on peer reviews and nominations, and independent research by the Legal Media Group (LMG).  Additionally, she is ranked as an Intellectual Property Life Sciences Star in the LMG Life Sciences Guide, and on several occasions, has been recognized on the Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year – District of Columbia shortlists.  The LMG Life Sciences Guide is published by LMG and Euromoney and the listings are based on interviews and surveys by partners active in the market, interviews with clients and leading lawyers, and public information.  She is also ranked as a Patent Star in the IP Stars handbook published by Managing Intellectual Property.

Suzannah was the Chair of the Biotechnology Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for the 2013-2015 term.  Suzannah was also a member of AIPLA’s Task Force Committee on 101 Eligibility from 2014-2017.  She was an Adjunct Professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center and taught “Advanced Biotech Patent Preparation and Prosecution”.

Before entering the legal field, Suzannah was a cytogeneticist and helped map the Drosophila genome as a member of the University of California’s Berkeley Drosophila Genome Group.

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