Jan Tkac

Intellectual Property Technical Consultant
Toronto: 416.865.7503
Fax 416.865.7380


PhD (Molecular Genetics), 2016
University of Toronto
BSc (Science and Business, Honours), 2007
University of Waterloo
Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2017
Mount Sinai Hospital
MSc (Medical Genetics), 2009
University of British Columbia


Jan Tkac is a technical consultant and patent agent trainee with Torys' Intellectual Property Practice. He has extensive expertise in the areas of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and genomics. Jan has 10 years of research experience involving many aspects of biotechnology, including targeted cancer therapeutics, antibody development, pre-clinical models of disease and gene editing technologies. Jan’s practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution in the fields of the life sciences and pharmaceuticals.


Professional Involvement

As a post-doctoral fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), Jan contributed to launching a start-up biotechnology company which aims to discover, develop and commercialize novel cancer therapeutics.

Jan has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented his work at international conferences.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)