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November 25 • Online



Gowling WLG LLP


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With expertise in a broad range of areas, including Patent and Trademark Litigation and Trademark Prosecution, Pharmaceutical Law, Copyright and Commercial Litigation, Melissa Binns’ practice at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP spans the biotechnology, pharmaceutics, apparel, software, food/beverage and manufacturing industries. After obtaining a degree in Life Sciences, Binns worked in the molecular biology and microbiology field. She is a registered trademark agent and provides advice to clients on the protection and enforcement of Canadian trademark rights. She has acted in IP litigation proceedings, including Gilead Sciences v. Idenix Pharmaceuticals. Binns is involved in organizations in the technology field, including Innovation Factory, Lion’s Lair, and Synapse Life Science, supporting local emerging technology and life science businesses. She has been a member of BIOTECanada’s Subsequent Entry Biologics Task Force and regularly volunteers her time in supporting several organizations through fundraising events and speaking opportunities.

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