Erika Murray has a PhD in engineering, has trained and practiced as an IP lawyer at a large boutique law firm, is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AILPA), the Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG) and is also an adjunct professor at Ryerson University.Erika left Newfoundland immediately after high school in order to pursue an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW). Following her undergraduate degree, Erika completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at UW where her research focused on studying small molecule delivery in a stem cell differentiation model using proteomics and robotic long-term live cell imaging. After 10 years of engineering, Erika then obtained a law degree from Osgoode Hall. Since being called to the Bar in Ontario, Erika has practiced exclusively in the area of intellectual property law. Erika has gained exposure to all areas of intellectual property law. Her practice as an associate lawyer is focused on patent prosecution in both the pharma/bio and high tech areas. Erika is also a part-time instructor at Ryerson University in the area of environmental law. Erika contributes to the success of patent files by assuming considerable responsibility in performing effective intellectual property analysis and concise legal writing, requiring adept communication and direct professional client contact. Erika has IP experience in the areas of patent prosecution, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright protection, domain names and patent litigation issues, including invalidity and infringement. Erika speaks English and French.