Seasoned patent counselor and advocate Ryan Marshall is skilled in the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and medical device areas. In his second decade of practice, Ryan is known for his thoughtful and creative approaches to addressing complex intellectual property issues – whether in litigation or procurement.
Ryan represents a wide array of clients ranging from Global Fortune 50 companies to startups, particularly in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He offers honed skill in global patent portfolio creation and management, pharmaceutical patent life-cycle planning and IP due diligence. Ryan also conducts patentability and freedom-to-operate studies, due diligence reviews and infringement and validity studies, as well as litigates even the most challenging intellectual property cases.
Ryan’s passion for the law and science allow him to appreciate his clients’ ideas and develop comprehensive strategies that focus on safeguarding and rewarding their innovation. He offers individuals and businesses alike a comprehensive understanding of the entire life cycle of product development, and believes that safeguarding a company’s intangible assets is a requirement for realizing ROI and success in today’s domestic and international markets.
When a client is faced with litigation, Ryan is both effective and formidable. He has resolved serious, contentious litigation involving infringement, trade dress, trade secrets and false advertising, to name a few. An aggressive advocate, persuasive communicator and thoughtful negotiator, Ryan has resolved disputes both in and out of the courtroom for some of most innovative companies in the world on both the plaintiff and the defense sides.
Ryan is a frequent speaker on a broad array of intellectual property law topics. His charisma as an educator is also manifest in his ability to establish rapport and trust with those he counsels, as well as with their constituents, opposing counsel and the court.
Professional and Community Involvement
Treasurer, Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy Board of Directors
Member, American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Division
Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Utah Chapter
Member, Salt Lake and Central Utah Bar Association
Member, Richard Linn American Inn of Court
Member, Utah State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
Former member, Lehi City Planning Commission
The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024
Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2012; Super Lawyers, 2013-2020
Chambers USA, 2017-2018, 2021-2023
Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer, 2017
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2014-2018, 2020
Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, 2009-2012