World Intellectual Property Day Presentation

How can I protect biomarkers and other IP

related to discoveries in life science research?


When:  Monday 28 April 2014 – 12:30-14:00

Where:  OVC Lifetime Learning Centre – Room 1713

Cost:  Free but limited to 50 people – best to RSVP

Who should attend: Faculty, staff, grad students and undergrad students

About the Session:

In this session you will learn about:

  • Protecting IP related to biomarkers
  • Protecting scientific discoveries of the natural world – especially biotechnology
  • The changing laws around patents
  • What can I patent in life science and medical devices research
  • Patents – timeline and cost

 The Speakers:

Dr. Melanie Szweras           

Partner, Lawyer & Patent Agent, (specializing in patents related to biotechnology and genetics)

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Toronto, ON

Ms. Adrienne Bieber McNeil

Associate, (specializing in medical devices, mechanical, chemical and industrial processes)

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Toronto, ON

12:30 — 13:15 Presentation

13:15 — 13:30 Questions and discussion

13:30 — 14:00 Opportunity to have individual discussions with the speakers


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Light lunch sandwiches will be available for those who RSVP.