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Ryan Marshall, Salt Lake City Attorney

Ryan L. Marshall


Salt Lake City

299 S. Main Street
Suite 1825
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

P 801-906-5125

F 801-817-9811

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.


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


Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, Patent Star, 2024

The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2012; Super Lawyers, 2013-2020

Chambers USA, 2017-2018, 2021-2024

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

  • Handi Quilter v. Gracewood Management, No. 2:16-cv-1101 (D. Utah 2016-2017): Represented Gracewood Management in patent case relating to automated quilting equipment that settled during the discovery stage
  • Ultradent Products, Inc. v. Inter-Med, No. 2:17-cv-953 (D. Utah 2017-2018): Represented Inter-Med in trademark case that settled during the pleadings stage
  • Seirus Innovative Accessories v. Do-Gree Fashions Ltd., No. 2:05-cv-355 (D. Utah 2007-2008): Represented Do-Gree in multiple-patent case and trade dress relating to skiwear, which settled shortly after the client received a favorable claim interpretation ruling, but before the pending motions for summary judgment of non-infringement were decided
  • Amway Corp. v. MonaVie, Inc., et al. (D. Utah 2008-2010): Represented the defendant/consolidated plaintiff in an action for claims involving a misappropriation of trade secret, a tortious interference with contract, false advertising and related class action for enforceability of contract (the parties settled during pretrial proceedings)
  • DCWV Acquisition Corp. v. Wallcandy, LLC (D. Utah 2011-2012): Successfully moved to dismiss the defendant from a lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction
  • “Protecting Your IP,” ACC Mountain West Chapter’s 10th Annual Winter Retreat, March 19-20, 2015
  • "Chase the Grey Away! Combating Grey Market Goods in the ITC," Outdoor Industry Association's Outdoor Retailers Summer Market, Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 8, 2014
  • "Basic Training in the Essentials of Patent Term Adjustment and Patent Term Restoration for Patent Lawyers Serving the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Industries," ACI's Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Patent Life Cycles and Portfolio Strategies in New York, NY, Feb. 25, 2014
  • “How to Race through the U.S. Patent Office on the Fast Track,” NanoUtah 2013 Conference, Oct. 18, 2013
  • "The America Invents Act," Brigham Young University Seminar, Provo, UT, April 18, 2013
  • "Patent Reform 101: A Primer on the Fundamental Provisions of the America Invents Act," ACI's Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform, New York City, Jan. 23, 2013
  • "Intellectual Property – Avoiding Ownership Disputes in Collaborations," World Animal Health Congress, Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 28, 2012
  • “Update on Current Patents, Approvals and New Legislation: What You Need to Know,” Utah Life Science Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 8, 2012
  • “Patent Law as a Career Choice and Historic Patent Law Changes” BYU College of Science and Engineering, Nov. 6, 2012
  • "Enforcing your Patent Rights Against Infringers," Utah Technology Council's Life Science Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 5, 2012
  • "Basics of Patent and Trademark Law for the Cosmetic Chemist," Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists Meeting, Draper, Utah, May 24, 2012
  • "Beyond the Basics: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights," BizNet Connect Entrepreneur Series, Sandy, Utah, May 18, 2012
  • “Hatch Waxman and BPCIA 101 – A Primer on IP Basics and regulatory Fundamentals," ACI's 6th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes: Expert Insights on Hatch-Waxman Litigation Strategies for Brand Names and Generics, New York City, April 23, 2012
  • "Intellectual Property," Panelist, 2nd Annual Translational Medicine Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 7, 2012
  • "Patent Law: A Professional Career Option for the Scientist and Engineer,” Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Provo, Utah, Feb. 8, 2011
  • “Beyond the Basics: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights,” Miller Business Center at Salt Lake Community College, Sandy, UT, Jan. 26, 2011
  • "Patent Protection for Nanotechnology," nanoUtah2010, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 2010
  • "Patent Law for New Lawyers," Utah Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2005
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