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

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

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

OCE Discovery 2016

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

Bereskin & Parr will proudly be exhibiting at OCE Discovery 2016 adjacent to the "Ask an Expert" area. Meet 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 will also be participating in the Ask an Expert sessions on Tuesday, May 10. Isi Caulder will be participating 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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