“What you want is not defined by whether you’re female or male.”

Carmela DeLuca

Carmela DeLuca was raised to feel there was no difference between being male or female. This obliviousness can be helpful, she says, because you don’t notice when people are trying to stand in your way. She talks about the importance of seeking like-minded people, taking care of your network, and knowing what you want.

DeLuca is an associate and a registered patent agent with Bereskin and Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on patent matters, including advising on the management of patent portfolios in Canada and abroad, the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the life sciences, and the analysis of such patent issues as validity, infringement, and freedom to operate. Carmela also has experience advising on regulatory compliance.

 

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