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Bereskin & Parr Recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 - 2023

July 17, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Bereskin & Parr was recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 - 2023:

  • Patent Litigation firm - Silver ranking
  • Patent Prosecution firm - Gold ranking
  • Patent Transactions firm - Recommended

Congratulations to the following professionals who have made the final selection in the 2023 edition of the IAM Patent 1000:


IAM Patent 1000 - About Bereskin & Parr:

"Bereskin & Parr is as prolific in filing as it is in court. “The team has a wonderfully collaborative approach, and they help clients streamline and focus their attention on their products.” A chart topper in the country, it has a stacked roster of lawyers on hand. Leading the litigation practice, Andrew McIntosh is a master of his craft. Recently, he joined forces with Adam Bobker to defend Nova Chemicals in a disgorgement claim arising from a patent infringement dispute against Dow Chemical. They successfully fought for the court to use a complete absorption accounting system for the first time in Canada, resulting in a large reduction in the amount payable. Joshua Spicer also recently teamed up with McIntosh, and the duo represented Packers Plus Energy Services in infringement actions for monetary damages involving oil and gas wells. James Raakman makes his debut in the IAM Patent 1000 this year and is holding down the firm’s automotive practice. He has deep technical knowledge, which he combines with innovative legal skills to provide high-quality counsel. Acting on behalf of two GlaxoSmithKline-related companies in a patent infringement relating to HIV medication are Donald Cameron and Scott MacKendrick, both of whom are reliable litigators who produce excellent results. Supporting them on the prosecution side are Melanie Szweras and Michael Fenwick. Szweras co-leads the regulatory practice and is well versed in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and food industries. “Michael is enormously skilled and provides superb business advice. It is a privilege to work with him.” Leading the life sciences practice, as well as co-leading the patent and cannabis groups, is Micheline Gravelle. Of late she has been handling several patent applications for biotech company CSL Behring, including work on treatments for rare diseases using plasma-derived and synthetic products. Carmela De Luca has been assisting University Health Network with its applications for a range of cutting-edge inventions, while also managing its worldwide patent portfolio. Joining the team from Borden Ladner Gervais in March 2023, Scott Pundsack draws on his background in civil engineering to not only assist those in the life sciences space but also those in the clean-tech industry. Anchoring the chemical practice is Patricia Folkins, who has valuable in-house experience and is a business-focused portfolio developer. Holding down the fort in the mechanical arena, Philip Mendes da Costa and Jason Hynes shine. Mendes da Costa leads the group and has an effortless facility for breaking things down in a straightforward manner, while Hynes makes a significant difference for patrons when it comes to creating strategies. Bhupinder RandhawaLouis-Pierre Gravelle and Robert Storey are leading electrical and computer technology minds. Randhawa oversees the team, the AI practice and co-leads the patent group. His opinions are critical to the success of his clients’ protection. The bilingual Gravelle helps to build business intelligence for his following that relates to their competitors, and Storey’s almost four decades of experience have resulted in refined strategies and a commercial approach to patent protection. Victor Krichker is head of the licensing and transactions group, adding value to every deal, and Noel Courage handles significant licensing work for biotechnology inventions. The pair play a crucial role as IP protectors, negotiators and counsellors."

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Adam Bobker Adam Bobker
B.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), LL.B.
416.957.1681  email Adam Bobker
Donald M. Cameron Donald M. Cameron
B.A.Sc. (Eng. Sci.), M.A.Sc. (Aerospace), LL.B.
416.957.1171  email Donald M. Cameron
Noel Courage Noel Courage
B.Sc. (Biochem.), LL.B.
416.957.1655  email Noel Courage
Carmela De Luca Carmela De Luca
B.Sc. (Hons. Biochem., Co-op), Ph.D. (Exp. Med.), J.D.
514.871.2929  email Carmela De Luca
Michael Fenwick Michael Fenwick
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Org. Chem.), LL.B.
416.957.1665  email Michael Fenwick
Patricia Folkins Patricia Folkins
B.Sc. (Honours Chem.), Ph.D. (Org. Chem.)
905.817.6101  email Patricia Folkins
Micheline Gravelle Micheline Gravelle
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Immunology)
416.957.1682  email Micheline Gravelle
Jason Hynes Jason Hynes
B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.
519.783.3214  email Jason Hynes
Victor Krichker Victor Krichker
B.Sc. (Civil Eng.), LL.B.
416.957.1699  email Victor Krichker
R. Scott MacKendrick R. Scott MacKendrick
B.A.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
416.957.1675  email R. Scott MacKendrick
Andrew McIntosh Andrew McIntosh
B.Sc. (Chem.), J.D., LL.B.
416.957.1677  email Andrew McIntosh
Philip Mendes da Costa Philip Mendes da Costa
B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
416.957.1695  email Philip Mendes da Costa
Scott  Pundsack Scott Pundsack
B.A.Sc. (Civ. Eng.), J.D.
289.326.4518  email Scott  Pundsack
Bhupinder Randhawa Bhupinder Randhawa
B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), J.D.
416.957.1630  email Bhupinder Randhawa
James Raakman James Raakman
B.Eng. & Mgmt. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.
905.817.6105  email James Raakman
Joshua W. Spicer Joshua W. Spicer
B.Eng. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
416.957.1649  email Joshua W. Spicer
Melanie Szweras Melanie Szweras
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Genetics), LL.B.
416.957.1678  email Melanie Szweras
Robert Storey Robert Storey
B.A.Sc. (Metallurgy and Matl. Sci.), LL.B.
514.871.2930  email Robert Storey