Melanie’s diverse intellectual property and commercial litigation practice encompasses patent, trademark, insurance, class actions, product liability, cannabis and technology disputes. She has appeared before all levels of the Ontario and federal courts and acts as counsel in mediations and private arbitrations. She works extensively with pharmaceutical companies on patent, Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and commercial cases and is intimately familiar with the industry and the business of pharma companies. Melanie also has broad experience in the software, high-tech and social media spaces, dealing with commercial, patent, trademark, copyright and licensing disputes. In addition, she is a registered trademark agent in Canada. Melanie also has experience in public and private mergers & acquisitions involving technology or other significant intellectual property assets, IP and IT licensing, and corporate governance with a focus on technology companies. Melanie regularly speaks and teaches on advocacy and intellectual property topics, is an active member of numerous professional organizations, and is consistently recognized as a leading litigator in several publications.