Senior Patent Agent - Canada & United States of America
Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Marcelo founded Prima IP having practiced 26 years at a leading intellectual property boutique firm and an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary law firm.
Prima IP aims to provide quality intellectual property advice and services to multinationals, SMEs, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs with a focus on value.
Marcelo has extensive experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and industrial designs in the pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, medical device and mechanical areas and has advised clients on the procurement, management and assessment of intellectual property rights.
Marcelo has participated in many precedent setting patent infringement and validity actions before the Federal Court of Canada. He has also advised foreign counsel in proceedings outside of Canada.
He is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Chair of the Innovation Science and Technology Committee and Former President of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and intellectual property advisor for Ryerson's Science Discovery Zone (SDZ), a Program Sponsor of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Innovation Cluster, a member of the Service Provider Program at the Spark Centre in Durham, and a co-founder of Start-Up Peterborough. He is also Canadian Co-Lead for the Sustainable Technologies/Green Energy Working Group of the Canada-Brazil Joint Committee for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation.
Fluent in English and Portuguese, he is a sought after speaker having accepted invitations to speak in both Canada and Brazil.
In his free time, Marcelo enjoys teaching and training kukkiwon taekwondo at Blue Wave Taekwondo Canada, as well as being a volunteer for the New Canadians Centre in Peterborough, Ontario.
Meredith discovered her passion for IP when she was a teenager working as a summer intern with a national law firm. She now has over twenty five years of diverse Intellectual Property experience, providing IP prosecution assistance in all areas of IP, both domestic and international, as well as management of complex IP portfolios.
Her experience in IP Systems Development, including Best Practice Standards with a focus on quality and efficiency, helps to ensure clients, whether multinational or individual entrepreneurs, get the tailored service they need.
Her educational background is in Accounting, completing Canadian Military and College courses in general accounting and finance at the administrative level.
In her spare time, Meredith enjoys exploring Canada with her camera in tow.
Paul holds a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University and a NSF-Postdoc in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University. Paul has received multiple honours including Regents' Professor at Montana State University and Distinguished Lilly Lecturer at Indiana University. Paul has acted as an expert witness in precedent setting patent litigation matters and is recognized as an expert in Organic Chemistry. Paul also maintains a cattle ranch in Montana.
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