Patricia Folkins

Partner

Mississauga, 905.817.6101
Toronto, 416.957.1683

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Life Sciences
Chemical
Oil & Gas
Nanotechnology

Education

B.Sc., Dalhousie University, 1987
Ph.D., McGill University, 1991

Qualifications

Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2001
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2002
 

Professional Memberships

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow

Patricia Folkins

B.Sc. (Honours Chem.), Ph.D. (Org. Chem.)

Patricia is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Chemical practice group.

Patricia’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters. She also assesses new technology and conducts portfolio management.

Patricia completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University before joining a leading biopharmaceutical company where she spent several years as a research scientist and then as a technical advisor in their patent department. Patricia also previously worked at a prominent Canadian university as a Manager of Intellectual Property.

Patricia has co-authored several articles that have appeared in scientific journals including The Journal of Organic Chemistry, The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Tetrahedron Letters. She has also given presentations on intellectual property matters in general, and on issues specific to chemical and pharmaceutical patenting.


 

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Patricia Folkins

Patricia Folkins

B.Sc. (Honours Chem.), Ph.D. (Org. Chem.)

Partner
Mississauga      Ph: 905.817.6101

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Life Sciences
Chemical
Oil & Gas
Nanotechnology

Education
B.Sc., Dalhousie University, 1987
Ph.D., McGill University, 1991

Qualifications

Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2001
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2002
 

Patricia is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Chemical practice group.

Patricia’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters. She also assesses new technology and conducts portfolio management.

Patricia completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University before joining a leading biopharmaceutical company where she spent several years as a research scientist and then as a technical advisor in their patent department. Patricia also previously worked at a prominent Canadian university as a Manager of Intellectual Property.

Patricia has co-authored several articles that have appeared in scientific journals including The Journal of Organic Chemistry, The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Tetrahedron Letters. She has also given presentations on intellectual property matters in general, and on issues specific to chemical and pharmaceutical patenting.


 

Articles

CIPO Updates Guidance on Medical Use Claims
Patricia Folkins
March 23, 2015
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Canada’s Utility Requirement for Patentability – Looking for Good News for the Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry
Patricia Folkins and Andrea Berenbaum
November 6, 2013
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Eli Lilly files Notice of Arbitration in $500M NAFTA dispute against Canada
Patricia Folkins and Andrea Berenbaum
September 23, 2013
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Federal Court of Appeal Finds Sanofi’s Plavix Patent Valid and Infringed
Patricia Folkins and Andrea Berenbaum
August 1, 2013
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Dosage Regimens and Medical Uses in Canada: Patentable Subject Matter?
Mike Fenwick and Patricia Folkins
June 14, 2013
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Expediting Patent Applications: Canada
Patricia Folkins
April 5, 2013
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USPTO UPDATE: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Changes Effective March 16, 2013 - New Fees To Take Effect March 19, 2013
Sam Frost and Patricia Folkins
January 29, 2013
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America Invents Act Brings Changes to U.S. Patent Filing Procedures
Patricia Folkins and Kevin Shipley
January 17, 2013
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Supreme Court of Canada Finds Viagra Patent Unenforceable
Andrea Berenbaum and Mike Charles and Patricia Folkins
November 8, 2012
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Dosage Regimens in Canada: Patentable Subject Matter?
Mike Fenwick and Patricia Folkins
April 10, 2012
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Federal Court Invalidates Sanofi’s Plavix Patent for Alleged Insufficiency and Obviousness
Patricia Folkins
January 11, 2012
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AIA, Eh? – A Canadian Perspective
Patricia Folkins
December 15, 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Bereskin & Parr

The Intellectual Property Landscape - Breakfast Clinic
Mississauga, ON
September 30, 2015

Breakfast:                                          7:30am to 8:00am
Presentation & Workshop:              8:00am to 9:00am

Bereskin & Parr LLP

6750 Century Avenue, Suite 101

Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2V8

Key Highlights

  • What to consider in obtaining strong patent, design and trademark protection
  • How to maximize your chances of obtaining patent protection
  • What to know about the “big three” Canadian IP statutes updates:

            - Patent Act – implementing the Patent Law Treaty
            - Trademarks Act – implementing Madrid, Singapore, Nice
            - Industrial Design Act – implementing the Hague Treaty

  • How these changes might affect your business strategies and obtaining strong rights
  • What steps you should take now
  • Special Considerations for:

                - Life Sciences
                - Computer-Implemented Inventions

Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney and Patricia Folkins will look at various IP rights including patents, industrial designs and trademarks that can be used to protect your valuable innovations when bringing new products and services to market.

Please email to register.

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

Webinar
April 3, 2012

Patricia Folkins will be speaking in a webinar called Ready, set, patent! ... Do I have enough data?  At 1:00 p.m.

For more information go to: http://www.ipic.ca/english/general/2012techtransfer.cfm

Event Attendance

2015 BIO International Convention

2015 BIO International Convention
Philadelphia, PA
June 15 - 18, 2015

Micheline Gravelle, Patricia Folkins, David St-Martin, Melanie Szweras and Carmela De Luca will be attending the 2015 BIO International Convention.

This influential biotech meeting offers powerful business partnering, invaluable education sessions and networking with the industry’s best. BIO 2015 covers a wide spectrum of life science innovations and applications with attendees representing the world’s leading biotech and pharma companies, CROs and CMOs and academic institutions. The international convention, with one third of attendees coming from outside the United States, represents many industries including biofuels, biomanufacturing, cell therapy, drug discovery, genomics, nanotechnology, cell therapy and more.

To learn more about BIO International and the conference, please click here.

5th Annual Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow

Mississauga, ON
May 13, 2015

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the upcoming Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference on May 13th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will include Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Patricia Folkins, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff, Kevin Shipley and Anna Cumaraswamy.

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide both new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear tips and opportunities from fellow entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to provide owners of established businesses in various industries with information on strategies on how to handle existing IP issues within their organization.

To learn more about the event, please click here.

McMaster University

Opening Doors for Innovation: McMaster Innovation Showcase 2014
Hamilton, ON
November 12, 2014

Stephen Beney and Patricia Folkins will be judges for the poster competition at the McMaster Innovation Showcase 2014, taking place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The event is an opportunity for the university to raise awareness of McMaster’s role in helping local businesses and economies grow, and comprises of many events including a panel discussion, innovation showcases, open houses at student entrepreneurship hubs, and more.

Canadian Society for Chemistry

97th Canadian Chemistry Conference Exhibition
Vancouver, BC
June 1 - 5, 2014

Patricia Folkins, Mike Fenwick and Andrea Berenbaum will be attending the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition.

The event will focus on “Chemistry from Sea to Sky”, which will include all disciplines of chemistry from fundamental research to “blue sky” applications, as well as global chemical scientific interactions and collaborations. 

Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is a national, not-for-profit, professional association that unites chemistry students and professionals who work in industry, academia and government.

Patricia, Mike and Andrea have also organized a Symposium on Wednesday, June 4 to discuss significant intellectual property matters that affect the chemical industry. The Symposium will include industry leaders and legal experts in the field. 

To view the program, click here.

Toronto Entrepreneurs

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference
Mississauga, ON
May 14, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the upcoming Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference on May 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will include, Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Patricia Folkins, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff and Kevin Shipley. 

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide both new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear tips and opportunities from fellow entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to provide owners of established businesses in various industries with information on strategies on how to handle existing IP issues within their organization.

To learn more about the conference, click here.

Association of University Technology Managers

AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
February 19 - 22, 2014

Micheline Gravelle, Patricia Folkins and Jason Hynes will be attending this event.

For more information please go to: www.autm.net/Meeting_Home2.htm

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

2013 Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
February 27, 2013 - March 2, 2013

Micheline Gravelle and Patricia Folkins will be attending.

For more information go to: http://www.autm.net/Meeting_Home2.htm

Accolades

  • Who's Who Legal Canada 2015
  • IAM Patent 1000 2015
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015: Most Highly Regarded Individuals

Professional Memberships

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow

 

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