Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary


Randall Marusyk

Co-managing Partner, Certified Specialist (IP)

Randall Marusyk is co-managing partner of the firm and has been certified as a specialist in all areas of Canadian Intellectual Property Law (Patent/Trademark/Copyright) by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Randall specializes in designing strategic intellectual property portfolios in light of clients’ business and marketplace needs. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting a variety of patent applications before the Canadian and United States Patent Offices as well as coordinating their prosecution worldwide. Randall has particular expertise in drafting and prosecuting a wide range of patentable technologies, bioinformatics, business methods, medical devices, medical equipment, gaming, consumer product, personal care products and environmental products.

He also designs and oversees client litigation strategies for patent, trademark and copyright cases before the Federal Court of Canada as well as provincially based Superior Courts. He has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex licensing, research & development, and other technology related agreements. In addition, Randall coordinates the firm’s IP audit team, which evaluates the status and strength of an IP portfolio and provides clients with advice with respect to strategy, IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Randall is a Registered Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent and also has limited recognition to represent Canadians in patent and trademark matters before the USPTO. He is a founding member of the firm and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. In addition to being on the Editorial Board of the Biotechnology Law Report, he has published dozens of articles on intellectual property law. Randy also teaches a course entitled “Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property” in the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa and has lectured at the Franklin Pierce Law Center.


  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, San Diego State University
  • LL.B., McGill University
  • B.C.L., McGill University

Professional Involvement

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Faculty of Law – University of Ottawa (Adjunct Professor)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF)
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES)
  • Ottawa Life Science Counsel (OLSC)
  • British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BCTIA)
  • National Capital Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AMCHAM)
  • Hotchkiss Brain Institute Strategic Advisory Board (Calgary)
  • Ottawa Hospital Gala Board
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Board
  • Ottawa Art Gallery Board
  • Black Duck Certified Legal Specialist

Practice Area

Technology Area

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