Adrienne Bieber McNeil

Associate

Toronto, 416.957.1170

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Automotive
Chemical
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Medical Devices
Oil & Gas
Industrial Designs

Education

B.A.Sc., Queen's University, 2003
M.Sc., McGill University, 2005

Qualifications

Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2008
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2008

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Patent Agent Examination Board
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

Adrienne Bieber McNeil

B.A.Sc. (Eng. Chem.), M.Sc.

Adrienne Bieber McNeil is an associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP.

Adrienne specializes in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications in Canada, the United States and worldwide, with particular emphasis on industrial, chemical and mechanical innovations. She manages worldwide patent portfolios for large multinational corporations, as well as for small and medium enterprises, and individual inventors. 

Adrienne’s expertise in drafting and prosecuting patents relates to medical devices such as surgical tools and implants, drug delivery devices and patient handling devices; water treatment and membrane separation; flue gas treatment; bioindustrial technology such as biofuel production and bioresource engineering; food processing, food packaging and food science; gypsum technology; consumer products such as toys; and agricultural technology. She also has expertise in drafting and prosecuting design patents, industrial designs and their worldwide counterparts.

While completing her studies, Adrienne received the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award and the Dean's Scholar Award. She was also the recipient of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Marie Morency Memorial Prize, which is awarded to the person who achieves the highest mark on the patent drafting section of the patent agent qualifying exam. As a result of her achievements in the Canadian patent profession, Adrienne was appointed by the Commissioner of Patents to the Patent Agent Examination Board. Adrienne is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)’s Industrial Design Committee.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, Adrienne was a patent professional with a leading Canadian manufacturer of medical devices. 

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Adrienne Bieber McNeil

Adrienne Bieber McNeil

B.A.Sc. (Eng. Chem.), M.Sc.

Associate
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1170

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Automotive
Chemical
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Medical Devices
Oil & Gas
Industrial Designs

Education
B.A.Sc., Queen's University, 2003
M.Sc., McGill University, 2005

Qualifications

Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2008
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2008

Adrienne Bieber McNeil is an associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP.

Adrienne specializes in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications in Canada, the United States and worldwide, with particular emphasis on industrial, chemical and mechanical innovations. She manages worldwide patent portfolios for large multinational corporations, as well as for small and medium enterprises, and individual inventors. 

Adrienne’s expertise in drafting and prosecuting patents relates to medical devices such as surgical tools and implants, drug delivery devices and patient handling devices; water treatment and membrane separation; flue gas treatment; bioindustrial technology such as biofuel production and bioresource engineering; food processing, food packaging and food science; gypsum technology; consumer products such as toys; and agricultural technology. She also has expertise in drafting and prosecuting design patents, industrial designs and their worldwide counterparts.

While completing her studies, Adrienne received the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award and the Dean's Scholar Award. She was also the recipient of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Marie Morency Memorial Prize, which is awarded to the person who achieves the highest mark on the patent drafting section of the patent agent qualifying exam. As a result of her achievements in the Canadian patent profession, Adrienne was appointed by the Commissioner of Patents to the Patent Agent Examination Board. Adrienne is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)’s Industrial Design Committee.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, Adrienne was a patent professional with a leading Canadian manufacturer of medical devices. 

Articles

Speaking Engagements

Patent Agent Tutorials

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Webinar
February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017

Ian McMillian and Adrienne Bieber McNeil will be leading tutorial webinars on preparing for the Canadian Patent Agent Exam in association with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

On February 27, 2017, Ian will be discussing patent office practice and on March 3, 2017 Adrienne will be discuss drafting II.

For more information, please click here.

Event Attendance

Leading the Charge Conference

Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
June 24, 2016

Adrienne Bieber McNeil and Paul Horbal are attending the Leading the Charge Conference on June 24.

The conference brings together prominent utility experts and researchers from across Canada to explore all aspects of energy storage.

For more information on this conference click here.

OCE Discovery 2016

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Toronto, ON
May 9 - 10, 2016

Bereskin & Parr proudly exhibited at OCE Discovery 2016 adjacent to the "Ask an Expert" area. Attendees met Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Adrienne Bieber McNeil, Paul Horbal, Ainslie Parsons, and Joanna Ma at the conference in Toronto, ON.

Isi Caulder and Tony Orsi also participated in the Ask an Expert sessions on Tuesday, May 10. Isi Caulder participated in this session from 3 - 4 PM, followed by Tony Orsi from 4 - 5 PM.

OCE Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference and brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.

To learn more about the Ask an Expert sessions click here.

To learn more about OCE Discovery 2016 click here.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Discovery 2015
Toronto, ON
April 27 - 28, 2015

Bereskin & Parr is proud to have been an exhibitor and Discovery Partner at Discovery 2015. Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Adrienne Bieber McNeil, Paul Horbal and Reshika Dhir attended the event.

Isi Caulder and Tony Orsi also participated in the "Ask an Expert" event which helps attendees connect with experts in the areas of investing, entrepreneurship, innovation support, professional services, and corporate leadership.

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, bringing together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.

To learn more about Discovery 2015 and for further information about the event, please click here.

IPO

42nd Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC
September 7 - 9, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the Women in IP Networking Brunch on September 7th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Don Cameron, Jill Tonus, Micheline GravelleIsi Caulder and Adrienne Bieber McNeil will be attending the meeting.

In addition, Janice Bereskin will be one of the speakers in the Trademark session on “Endangered Trademarks: How to Save Your Brand”, which will cover a variety of topics related to protecting your brand; strategies to retain rights knowing changes are inevitable; potential risks of licensing a legacy mark; and modernizing your brand and protecting fluid marks.

Held in a major U.S. city every Fall, the annual meeting consists of educational and networking opportunities each year that bring together experts from the United States and abroad to discuss trends and recent development in IP law.

IPO is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology.

Click here to view the full program.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Discovery OCE
Toronto, ON
May 12 - 13, 2014

Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Adrienne Bieber McNeil, Paul Horbal and Joanna Ma will be attending Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Discovery event at the Metro Convention Centre. Bereskin & Parr will be a Discovery Partner for the event.

In addition, Tony Orsi will be involved in the "Ask an Expert" event on May 12th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., allowing attendees to connect with experts in the areas of investing, entrepreneurship, support for innovation, professional services, and corporate leadership.

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, bringing together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. 

For more information about the event, click here

 

Canada's Medical Technology Companies

2014 MedTech Conference
Toronto, ON
April 23 - 24, 2014

Adrienne Bieber McNeil will be attending this conference.

Click here for more information.

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Patent Agent Examination Board
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

News

  • Bereskin & Parr's Terry Edwards and Adrienne Bieber McNeil Contribute to Patent and Trade-mark Examination Boards
 

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