Vice-President, Intellectual Property
Dr. Carol Miernicki Steeg holds the position of Vice President, Intellectual Property at PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer office of Queen’s University. She is registered as a patent agent in both Canada and the United States. Her responsibilities at PARTEQ include assessing the patentability of inventions, drafting patent applications, prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and Canadian Patent Offices, giving validity and infringement opinions, managing the extensive foreign patent portfolio, heading the PARTEQ patent group and guiding the patent portfolios of numerous PARTEQ spinoff companies. In this role, Dr. Miernicki Steeg oversees the IP portfolios of a broad spectrum of technologies, spanning many disciplines, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, engineering, chemistry and materials.
Prior to coming to PARTEQ in 1995, Dr. Miernicki Steeg was a member of the Intellectual Property Group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto, a scientific liaison for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Mount Sinai Hospital Research Institute in Toronto. She received a BSc with Distinction in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in biochemistry from Cornell University. Dr. Miernicki Steeg is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.