Jessica Sudbury

Jessica Sudbury



100 Murray Street
Suite 300
Ottawa, ON
K1N 0A1

Jessica Sudbury practices intellectual property law in both French and English with a focus on patent litigation and prosecution. Jessica received common law and civil law degrees from McGill University and completed her articles at a national intellectual property boutique firm in Ottawa. Prior to her legal studies, Jessica received doctorate and masters degrees in neuroscience from McGill University for multidisciplinary laboratory research funded by national and provincial scholarships including the prestigious Banting and Best Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Prior to joining Aitken Klee LLP, Jessica was a patent prosecution and litigation associate in the intellectual property department of a full service national law firm and gained experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, in preparing infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions, in formulating patent asset management strategies and in pharmaceutical patent litigation including proceedings under the Patented Medicine (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

During her legal studies, Jessica was a Senior Management Board member of the McGill Law Journal and worked at a locally founded international biotechnology company and an international sports law regulatory agency.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bar Admission, Ontario (2017)
  • Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.), McGill University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), McGill University (2016)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), McGill University (2013)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), McGill University (2007)
  • Honours Bachelor of Science (Hon. B.Sc.), University of Toronto (2004)

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)


  • Sudbury, JR & Bourque, CW (2013) Dynamic and permissive roles of TRPV1 and TRPV4 channels for thermosensation in mouse supraoptic neurosecretory neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(43):17160-5.
  • Stachniak, TJ, Sudbury, JR, Trudel, E, Choe, KY, Ciura, S & Bourque, CW (2012) Osmoregulatory circuits in slices and en-bloc preparations of rodent hypothalamus. In Ballanyi, K. (Ed.), Isolated Central Nervous System Circuits (p. 211-232). New York: Humana Press.
  • Sudbury, JR, Ciura, S, Sharif-Naeini, R, & Bourque, CW (2010) Osmotic and thermal control of magnocellular neurosecretory neurons – Role of an N-terminal variant of trpv1. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32(12): 2022-30.
  • Sudbury, JR & Avoli, M. Epileptiform synchronization in the rat insular and perirhinal cortices in vitro. European Journal of Neuroscience, 26(12): 3571-82.