Gavin has more than 20 years of global licensing and legal experience across sectors with an emphasis on cross-border business and intellectual property strategy issues.  His experience includes corporate transactions, such as acquisitions, financings, licensing and divestitures, managing intellectual property holdings and devising intellectual property strategies.  Gavin is a US patent attorney and a Canadian trademark agent.  He has significant experience in life sciences law and licensing, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and nutritional supplement matters.  Gavin has a JD, an MBA and an MS.

Gavin was General Counsel at Iovate, a mid-sized private Canadian company; Patent Counsel at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge MA; Senior Patent Attorney at Genetics Institute in Cambridge MA; and a patent attorney at a major New York IP firm.  Gavin also held a clerkship at the Tax Court of Canada.