Randall Marusyk

Board Member


Q: Why do you volunteer on the Board of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute?
A: "I’m passionate about giving back to the community especially in the health care industry. Through my involvement on the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Board, I was able to contribute and assist part of the health-care community, which touches everyone’s family and friends each and every year."

Randall Marusyk is a 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 as well as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent. 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.