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Stephanie Melnychuk assists clients with all aspects of identifying, protecting, and benefiting from their intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on prosecuting patent applications in the chemical, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields. She has experience in preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, industrial design applications, and trademark applications. Stephanie is a registered Canadian patent and trademark agent and is registered to represent Canadian residents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Stephanie represents a broad client base ranging from startup companies to universities and international corporations. She is passionate about obtaining the most strategic intellectual property protection for her clients. She enjoys working for startup companies who require creative intellectual property for a host of technologies, including: sporting goods, apparel, medical devices, pharmaceutical and veterinary products, chemical processes, pesticides, and many others.

Stephanie is a graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Biochemistry (2008) and a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry (2012). Stephanie specialized in Physical Organic Chemistry. Her research was primarily focused on the metal-catalyzed decontamination of chemical warfare agents and the decomposition of oligonucleotides and RNA and DNA models. She has co-authored and published several academic papers in peer reviewed journals on those topics.

Stephanie currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, where she lectures on trademark law.




Community Involvement

Stephanie has been working with the Canadian Bar Associations (CBA) to promote wellness in the legal profession.  The CBA has started a podcast project called “The Every Lawyer,” which is available on iTunes, etc.  Stephanie is featured in episode 1, which is a 25 minute interview.  The link to the podcast: https://theeverylawyer.simplecast.fm/lets-talk-wellness

CBA launched a series of videos in the spring targeting law students.  Stephanie was involved in a video on wellness https://www.cba.org/CBA-Connect/Develop-and-Learn/Solutions-Series-For-Law-Students/Be-Well