Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing
B.Sc. (Genetics), University of Toronto, 1994
Ph.D. (Genetics), University of Toronto, 2000
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2003
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2004
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2006
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2006
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Genetics), LL.B.
Melanie's practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents and related litigation. She also works with the firm's regulatory, marketing & advertising group advising on matters of regulatory law.
Melanie received numerous awards throughout her education including the Medical Research Council Studentship and a University of Toronto Open Scholarship. She was also the Bronze Medalist for her class of 2003 at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Melanie is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Biotechnology Patents Committee.