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Bereskin & Parr Webinar: “Promises, Promises”


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A panel of B&P patent experts will give you a point-by-point analysis of the greatly anticipated decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Astrazeneca v. Apotex, that was handed down on June 30th. The Supreme Court provided new insights and direction to the Canadian patent law of utility and “the promise of the patent”. Our panel will discuss the implications of the decision on patent drafting, prosecution and litigation.

This program may be counted towards 1.0 substantive hours in Ontario.

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Donald H. MacOdrum


Bereskin & Parr

Donald MacOdrum is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the firm's Litigation practice group. Don is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright). Don has represented clients ranging from individuals to major international corporations in a wide variety of disputes relating to intellectual property, including patent infringement and validity actions, proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, and numerous copyright and trademark cases, in a wide variety of fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare products; electronics and electrical systems; oil and gas exploration; farm equipment; floor covering, steel making, plastic products, tires; footwear; ships and sub-marine activities; information technology and computer software; household products; personal care products; food products; cable systems; television series; musical works, music publishers and recording artists. Don has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, and at all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Don has also acted as a mediator in disputes in the Federal Court and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Don is involved with several IP organizations. He was a member of the Programme Committee of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) for six years and was President of the Canadian Group of AIPPI from 2004 to 2006. In 2012, he received an Award of Merit from AIPPI.

Donald M. Cameron


Bereskin & Parr

Donald Cameron is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP, head of the Litigation practice group and a member of the Patents, Trademarks and Copyright & Digital Media practice groups. Don’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, particularly relating to patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets law and technology licences, as well as trademark prosecution. He also advises clients on intellectual property portfolio strategies and the intellectual property aspects of technology licensing. He is certified as a Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks and Copyright) and Civil Litigation. Don has participated in intellectual property law litigation involving a broad range of technologies and businesses including electromagnetic fields and induction, semiconductor chip fabrication, telecommunications, mechanical devices, bio-engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and computer databases. He was a senior trial counsel in Canada’s first DNA patent trial and appeal. Don is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, teaching Patent and Trade Secret law at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Don is the author of numerous intellectual property articles and publications, as well as educational videos in the area of litigation. He is the Editor of the Canadian IP Benchbooks, a set of three textbooks on Canadian Patent, Trademark and Copyright law. He also hosts JurisDiction, a monthly IP law podcast at

Micheline Gravelle


Bereskin & Parr

Micheline Gravelle is Managing Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP, Chair of the Executive Committee, and Head of the Life Sciences practice group. Micheline’s practice focuses on assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. She has work experience in the chemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology fields, and has worked in the industry for multi-national companies, government agencies and in a hospital laboratory. Micheline stays at the forefront of the life sciences industry, and regularly contributes to various publications, and is a speaker on the issues that affect IP in the industry. Micheline is recognized as a top-tier professional in both national and international publications, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Biotechnology, Who’s Who Legal – Patents, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook. More recently, Micheline was named a Preeminent Life Sciences Expert by LMG Life Sciences, an “IP Star” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Patent, and top patent practitioner in Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law.

Michael Fenwick


Bereskin & Parr

Mike Fenwick is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the firm's Life Sciences practice group. With an advanced degree in chemistry, Mike's practice focuses on chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents. As a registered US and Canadian patent agent, Mike works with companies small and large to prepare and prosecute chemical patent applications worldwide. Mike also conducts validity and freedom to operate opinions with respect to chemical patents. While completing his M.Sc. at the University of Toronto, Mike conducted research in the areas of physical and synthetic organic chemistry and has co-authored articles that have appeared in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organic Letters and the European Journal of Organic Chemistry. Mike then obtained his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. Mike also currently writes a regular column title Intellectual Matters in the Canadian Chemical News, and regularly speaks on patent matters.

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