Melanie Szweras is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Melanie's practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents including drafting and prosecution of such applications; providing validity and freedom to operate opinions as well as patent litigation matters.
Melanie lectures on aspects of Biotechnology and The Application Process at the University of Toronto’s Patent & Trade Secrets Law course and Osgoode Hall’s LLM Patent Law course. Melanie is a past Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Biotechnology Patents Committee. Melanie is also a Co-Chair of the Case Law Reviews Subcommittee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Biotechnology Committee.
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.