Micheline Gravelle is managing partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP, Chair of the Executive Committee, and head of the Life Sciences Practice Group. Her practice focuses on assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide, and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. She has work experience in the chemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology fields, and has worked in the industry for multi-national companies, government agencies and in a hospital laboratory. She stays at the forefront of the life sciences industry, and regularly contributes to publications. Micheline is a frequent speaker on issues that affect IP in the industry, and is recognized as a top-tier professional in both national and international publications, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the area of Biotechnology, Who’s Who Legal Patents, IAM Patent 1000, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and PLC Cross-Border Life Sciences Handbook. Micheline was also 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.