Trevor Mee, PhD


With a deep background in the biochemical sciences, Trevor Mee knows how to handle complexity. When it comes to protecting clients’ intellectual property, the Kirby IP Canada partner says his goal is to keep things simple.

“With any form of IP protection, we try to make the examination process as streamlined as possible — to find the most efficient way to the best result,” Trevor says. “For that, you need to be proactive and engage the examiner. You can’t just sit back and push paper: you have to drive the process forwards with an eye to achieving the broadest protection possible.”

Trevor is a registered Canadian and U.S. patent agent.  He helps clients in Canada and around the world to obtain broad patent protection for the most complex inventions in chemistry, molecular biology, gene engineering and pharmaceuticals.

Trevor joined Kirby in 2000, after doctoral and post-doctoral medical research in the fields of cancer biology, HIV and virology. He has several scientific publications to his name.  He is co-managing partner of the firm.


  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent
  • Member of the Canadian Society for Chemistry


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (cancer research), University of York, England
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Southampton, England

Professional Organizations

  • Affiliate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Member, Chemical Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer lecturer of intellectual property at Canadian universities
  • Chair of local school board (5 years)

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