Wilson Lue LLP Patent & Trademark Agents, Intellectual Property Counsel

Mee Ling Wong

With over fifteen years of experience, Mee Ling works with diverse clients—from multi-national companies to local start-ups and individual inventors—in developing effective patent filing and prosecution strategies. She works closely with innovators in the pharmaceutical, biotech, consumer product and oil and gas industries, providing flexible, timely and cost-effective legal counsel, with a focus on drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Mee Ling regularly obtains patent protection for her clients in Canada and internationally, including the United States, Europe and Asia, through her extensive network of foreign patent counsel. She also provides guidance with respect to patent enforcement issues including the preparation of validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Representative work

  • Managing Canadian patent filings and prosecution for Fortune 500 companies in the consumer products, pharmaceutical and biotech industries
  • Expanding patent portfolio for successful local biotech company, which provides laboratory products throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia
  • Fast-tracking the acquisition of Canadian patents for a clinical-stage biotech company, who was subsequently acquired by a global pharmaceutical company

Professional activities

Mee Ling is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Canadian Bar Association. She has served for several years on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review, a periodic journal on intellectual property published by IPIC. She also served on the Canadian Patent Agent Examining Board, which examines and qualifies patent agent candidates in Canada.

Professional qualifications & education

  • Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada and USA
  • Registered Trademark Agent, Canada
  • J.D., University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. (Pharmacology), University of Toronto
  • B.Sc. (Biochemistry), McMaster University

Selected publications

  • “Protecting that bright idea: What to do when an inventor is excluded from the patent process”, The Lawyers Weekly, March 2015 (co-author)
  • Canadian Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2014 (4th Edition), Global Legal Group, September 2013 (co-author)
  • “Patents: 2012 in Review”, presented at the 17th Annual Intellectual Property Law Year in Review, Law Society of Upper Canada, January 2013 (co-author)
  • “Patents: 2011 in Review”, presented at the 16th Annual Intellectual Property Law Year in Review, Law Society of Upper Canada, January 2012 (co-author)