Micheline Gravelle is the Managing Partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP (B&P) where she also chairs the Life Sciences and co-chairs the Cannabis practice groups. Micheline has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and an M.Sc. in Immunology and is a patent agent, registered to act before both the Canadian and US patent offices.
In practice since 1989, Micheline focuses on patents and Plant Breeders Rights and includes assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent and plant variety applications worldwide, providing strategic advice and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. She works for a wide range of clients in the Life Sciences industry including universities, hospitals and companies at every stage of evolution from start-up through to multinational biopharmaceuticals.
Micheline stays at the forefront of the life sciences industry. She contributes regularly to various publications and is a speaker on the issues that affect IP in the industry.
Among the many accolades Micheline has garnered for the firm, perhaps the 2017 LMG Life Science Award for Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Firm speaks most to her outstanding performance in all the categories listed therein. Micheline sets a high standard. Her commitment to teamwork, excellence in mentoring and exceptional delivery in client service serves as a touchstone for other professionals, and play a significant role in the thriving Life Sciences practice we have today at B&P. For the past five years, she has brought the same energy, attributes and values to her managing partner role and is regarded by her peers and firm members as an excellent leader.
Recognized as a top-tier professional in both national and international publications, Micheline has been ranked highly in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Biotechnology and Intellectual Property, 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.