Ainslie Parsons

Associate

Toronto, 416.957.1696

Practice Group(s)

Life Sciences
Licensing & Transactions

Education

B.Sc. (Biology)(Hons.), Queen's University, 2000
Ph.D. (Genetics), University of Toronto, 2006
J.D., University of Toronto, 2008

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2009
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2014
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2015

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Affiliate

Ainslie Parsons

B.Sc. (Biology)(Hons.), Ph.D. (Genetics), J.D.

Ainslie's practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters, including patents, licensing, and related litigation.

Ainslie is the recipient of the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award and the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Post-Graduate Scholarship. 

Ainslie has authored a number of professional papers including, "Exploring the mode-of-action of bioactive compounds by chemical-genetic profiling in yeast" published in Cell and "The integration of chemical-genetic and genetic interaction data links bioactive compounds to cellular target pathways," published in Nature Biotechnology.

Ainslie is currently a member of the Rethink Breast Cancer R3 National Advisory Committee.

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Ainslie Parsons

Ainslie Parsons

B.Sc. (Biology)(Hons.), Ph.D. (Genetics), J.D.

Associate
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1696

Practice Group(s)
Life Sciences
Licensing & Transactions

Education
B.Sc. (Biology)(Hons.), Queen's University, 2000
Ph.D. (Genetics), University of Toronto, 2006
J.D., University of Toronto, 2008

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2009
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2014
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2015

Ainslie's practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters, including patents, licensing, and related litigation.

Ainslie is the recipient of the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award and the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Post-Graduate Scholarship. 

Ainslie has authored a number of professional papers including, "Exploring the mode-of-action of bioactive compounds by chemical-genetic profiling in yeast" published in Cell and "The integration of chemical-genetic and genetic interaction data links bioactive compounds to cellular target pathways," published in Nature Biotechnology.

Ainslie is currently a member of the Rethink Breast Cancer R3 National Advisory Committee.

Articles

Life Sciences - 2016 Year in Review
Melanie Szweras and Ainslie Parsons
February 24, 2017
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Evolution of the Common General Knowledge: Humanized Antibody Claims Upheld at the Canadian Patent Appeal Board
Ainslie Parsons and Herman Cheung
August 26, 2016
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Method of Cryopreservation is Patentable Subject Matter: US Federal Circuit
Ainslie Parsons
July 8, 2016
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US Supreme Court Declines to Review Ariosa v. Sequenom: A Missed Opportunity to Clarify the Eligibility of Diagnostic Patents
Melanie Szweras and Ainslie Parsons
June 29, 2016
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Regulators Throw Open the Doors to Complex Biosimilars to Reduce Drug Costs
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
April 7, 2016
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More Clarity for Complex Biosimilars: Europe Approved the First Follow-On Monoclonal Antibodies – Canada Follows Suit
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
March 7, 2014
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THALOMID is Not an Innovative Drug Eligible for Canadian Data Protection
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
March 4, 2013
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Enantiomers Not Eligible for Data Protection in Canada
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
February 6, 2013
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Billion Dollar Drug Litigation Opens a Front in Canada
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
June 6, 2012
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Scorned Drug Makes Unexpected Comeback that is “Innovative” Enough to Qualify for Canadian Data Exclusivity
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
April 4, 2012
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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on the Approval of Biosimilars
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
February 10, 2012
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The Comparability Conundrum: Biosimilars in the United States, Europe and Canada
Noel Courage and Ainslie Parsons
December 1, 2011
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PAAB Guidance on Social Media Marketing for Pharmaceuticals
Jennifer McKenzie and Ainslie Parsons
May 25, 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Bereskin & Parr Patent Seminar

Bereskin & Parr LLP
Toronto, ON
February 9, 2017

Join Bereskin & Parr on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at MaRS Discovery District as we discuss current IP issues in the life science, engineering and technology fields. Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon with a complimentary breakfast and lunch.

 

AGENDA:

8:30am  -  9:00am  -  Registration and continental breakfast

 

IP Issues for Life Sciences Inventions

Moderated by Micheline Gravelle


9:00am  -  9:05am 
Welcome and Opening Remarks with Micheline Gravelle

9:05am  -  9:45am 
Subject Matter Eligibility in the Life Sciences with Melanie Szweras

9:45am  -  10:30am 
Patent Protection for Immunotherapies with Laurence MacPhie

10:30am  -  10:45am  - Coffee break

10:45am  -  11:30am 
Requirements for Utility, Support and Promise (Canada) with Mike Fenwick

11:30am  -  12:00pm 
Ownership issues  with Ainslie Parsons

12:00pm  -  1:00pm  - Lunch and afternoon registration

 

IP Issues for Engineering and High Tech Inventions

Moderated by Isi Caulder


1:00pm  -  1:05pm 
Welcome Remarks with Isi Caulder

1:05pm  -  1:45pm 
IP Strategy for Technology Startups with Isi Caulder

1:45pm  -  2:30pm 
Patent Eligible Subject Matter in the IoT and Blockchain Era with Paul Horbal

2:30pm  -  2:45pm  - Coffee break

2:45pm  -  3:30pm
Cross-border differences in Canadian and US Patent Law with James Raakman

3:30pm  -  4:00pm 
IP Ownership in the Age of Collaboration and Open Source Software with Victor Krichker

 

To register for this event please click here.

 

Location:

MaRS Discovery District
Function Space CR3
101 College St, Toronto,
ON M5G 1L7

Career Development Alumni Symposium

The University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
June 10, 2016

Ainslie Parsons will be a panelist at the upcoming Career Development Alumni Symposium at the University of Toronto, hosted by the Department of Molecular Genetics.

For more information, please click here.

Tech, Trade & Legal Transformations: The Technology & Intellectual Property Group 17th Annual Conference

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Toronto, Ontario
March 8 - 10, 2016

Ainslie Parsons will be speaking on the Trans-Pacific Partnership on March 8th, 2016 at the Technology & Intellectual Property Group 17th Annual Conference at the University of Toronto.

"TPP is arguably the most controversial trade agreement of the 21st century. Negotiated out of the public eye, this agreement may radically change the pharmaceutical industry, Internet governance, the international copyright regime and more. Join a panel of IP experts and practioners for a discussion of the impacts and challenges resulting from the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

For more information on the conference, please click here.

Event Attendance

Discovery 2017 Conference

Ontario Centres of Excellence
Toronto, ON
May 15 - 16, 2017

Join Bereskin & Parr at the Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery 2017 Conference. Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Paul Horbal, Ainslie Parsons, Joanna Ma and Cameron Gale will attend the event.

Isi Caulder and Tony Orsi will also participate 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.

For more information, please click here.

2016 IPO Annual Meeting

Intellectual Property Owners Association
New York, NY
September 11 - 13, 2016

Scott MacKendrick, Bhupinder Randhawa, James Raakman, Ainslie Parsons and Wynnie Chan will be attending the 2016 IPO Annual Meeting.

This conference will take place from September 11 - 13 in New York and bring together experts in the fields of patent, trademark and copyright.

For more information on this conference, please 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.

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Affiliate

 

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