University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation

Intellectual Property



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Suzannah K. Sundby is the Managing Partner of Washington DC at Canady + Lortz LLP.

Ms. Sundby practices all aspects of intellectual property law including patent preparation, and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, client counseling, and litigation relating to diverse technologies including biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, microfluidics, diagnostics, medical devices, and nanotechnology.  Ms. Sundby has experience assisting start-up biotech companies with the preparation and prosecution of their foundation patents, nondisclosure agreements and related IP issues. 

Ms. Sundby is the Chair of the Biotechnology Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Ms. Sundby taught advanced biotech patent preparation and prosecution as an Adjunct Professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center.  Before entering the legal field, Ms. Sundby helped map the Drosophila genome as a member of the University of California's Berkeley Drosophila Genome Group.

Ms. Sundby holds a B.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and, in addition to earning a Juris Doctor, she earned a Master of Intellectual Property.