Ellen Kiernan
Helping clients make the most of their innovations through IP.

Ellen Kiernan

B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), J.D.



About Ellen

Ellen Kiernan is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution and drafting, primarily for mechanical innovations.

During her legal studies, Ellen completed a concentration in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law. She also represented Western Law at the 2021 Harold G. Fox IP Moot and volunteered as a Senior Clinic Fellow at the Western IP & Innovation Legal Clinic.

Before joining Bereskin & Parr, Ellen worked on mechanical patent prosecution teams at law firms in Montreal and Paris. She also helped a Danish startup to develop their IP strategy.

In her spare time, Ellen loves to travel, play tennis and ice skate.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” (Alan Kay)


  • J.D. (concentration in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law), University of Western Ontario/Western University, 2022
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Waterloo, 2019


  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2023
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