Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Oil & Gas
B.A.Sc., Queen's University, 2003
M.Sc., McGill University, 2005
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2008
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2008
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.