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Jennifer MacInnis

Jennifer MacInnis

Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary
DepartmentOffice of the General Counsel and Board Secretariat
Phone416-979-5000 Extension 3201
Areas of ExpertiseIntellectual property, patents, trademarks, licensing, grants, contracts, practicum, privacy, compliance

Jennifer MacInnis is Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary in the Office of the General Counsel, providing legal services in research, contract, and intellectual property related matters. With significant university and hospital experience in research contract drafting and negotiation, invention evaluation and licensing, and research policy development, Jennifer plays a key role in the administration of research investment in Ryerson University.

Jennifer was also Senior Director of Applied Research and Commercialization, with the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation. In that role, she served as a research liaison to the University, facilitating collaborative relationships with industrial, not for profit and government partners to undertake applied research with University faculty.  Jennifer facilitated the accessing of research funding and provided commercialization advice, support and oversight.

Jennifer graduated with an LLB in Intellectual Property Law from Queen’s University in 1998. She received her LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. She also holds a B.A. in English & Computer Science from Trent University.