Broadcast Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


Patent litigation remains prolific in the life sciences industry as ensuring protection becomes more challenging and complex due to the involvement of technologies. Some issues plaguing patent owners and intellectual property (IP) lawyers concern the Section 101 jurisprudence related to innovations in the life sciences industry. Moreover, landmark cases like Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi continue to shape the patent landscape, posing profound impacts on invention enablement. These and other developments continue to pose risks that practitioners should be wary of.

Listen as distinguished experts organized by The Knowledge Group provide a comprehensive discussion of the latest trends and challenges in protecting patents in the life science sector. Speakers, among other things, will offer practical tips and strategies for navigating this dynamic regulatory environment.

Key topics include:

  • Life Science Patents: Latest Regulatory Developments
  • Examining the Impact of Technologies in Patent Litigation
  • Current Challenges and Regulatory Issues Faced by Patent Owners and IP Lawyers
  • Notable Cases
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level: 



Advance Preparation: 

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

 Live Webcast



General knowledge of patent laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE


Melanie Szweras, Partner
Bereskin & Parr LLP

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 also advises on regulatory matters, such as labeling and advertising, for consumer goods and regulated products such as food and drugs.

Melanie is a lecturer for the second-year Intellectual Property Law Course at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University. She also 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 SzwerasPartner

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


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Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Attorneys and Consultants
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers and Consultants
  • Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Lawyers
  • Patent Managers
  • Intellectual Property Managers
  • Patent Agents
  • General/In-House Counsel


Melanie SzwerasPartner
Bereskin & Parr LLP



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