Kimberly McManus

Partner at Aird & McBurney LP

Kimberly McManus is a leading voice in the patent agent community. She has a PhD in chemistry and serves on the Canadian Patent Agent Examining Board for the qualification of Canadian patent agents. Dr McManus thrives on the challenge of figuring out how best to claim, strengthen and protect her clients’ inventions to create a strategic patent portfolio.

Dr McManus is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States. Her practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent and design applications, preparing patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions, providing worldwide strategic patent and design portfolio management and conducting due diligence in patent and design valuations.

Dr McManus specialises in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceutics, medical devices, aerospace, energy and mining. More specifically, she specialises in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry, such as pharmaceutical formulations, polymers, surfactants, petroleum, propellants, electrochemistry, photochemistry and synthesis. Dr McManus’s post-doctoral research experience in chemistry related to the synthesis of new drugs for photodynamic therapeutic treatment of cancer (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London) and the development of new polymeric materials and methodologies for holographic data storage (National Science Foundation Centre for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester, New York). During that time she co-authored several well-known scientific publications.

Dr McManus is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and a member of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Institute of Canada, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Association of University Technology Managers. In addition to serving on the Canadian Patent Agent Examining Board, she serves on the Women’s IPO Committee and the Canadian Practice IPO Committee.

Her clients include academic and research institutes, start-up companies, pharmaceutical small and medium-sized enterprises and larger blue chip companies.

Professional associations

  • ACS
  • Chemical Institute of Canada
  • IPIC

Firm details

Aird & McBurney LP
Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street
Suite 1800
Toronto ON M5J 2T9

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