Melissa Dimilta practices in all areas of intellectual property law. Melissa assists clients with resolving and litigating intellectual property disputes with an emphasis on patent litigation and trademark litigation. In particular, Melissa has significant experience litigating under the Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations. Melissa is also a registered trademark agent in Canada and is involved in trademark prosecution and opposition proceedings.
Melissa advises clients from various industries including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agriculture, retail, and luxury goods industries. In addition to advising clients on a range of intellectual property matters involving patent, trademark and copyright issues, she also advises clients on regulatory, product regulation and compliance matters in relation to food and drug products.
Melissa is a member of the Advocates' Society, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.
Prior to becoming an associate, Melissa articled with the firm.
- The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Canada's preeminent association of intellectual property professionals, as an intervener in the Federal Court of Appeal. The case involved a novel legal issue as to whether non-compliance with the Public Servants Inventions Act can be grounds to invalidate a patent. IPIC successfully argued that the validity of a patent can only be judged against what the Patent Act and Patent Rules require; an earlier order granting summary judgment was set aside in its entirety. Brown v Canada, 2016 FCA 37
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