Ryan L. Marshall
Shareholder

Ryan Marshall is an experienced chemical and pharmaceutical patent lawyer, bringing nearly 15 years of experience to clients.  Ryan is known for his thoughtful and creative approaches to address complex intellectual property issues.

Ryan represents a broad range of biotech and pharma clients ranging from Global Fortune 50 Companies to start-ups.  Ryan’s experience is highly regarded by his clients in global patent portfolio creation and management, pharmaceutical patent life-cycle planning and IP due diligence.  Ryan’s experience also includes patentability and freedom-to-operate studies, due diligence reviews, infringement/validity studies, and strategy and support for Hatch-Waxman litigation.

He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics.  Ryan is a recognized leader and has been recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s Utah Legal Elite for several years.  Ryan manages the firm’s Salt Lake City office and serves on various civic boards and commissions. 

Education
  • J.D., Order of the Coif
    The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, 2002
  • M.S., Organic Chemistry
    Brigham Young University, 1999
  • B.S., Chemistry
    Brigham Young University, 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Idaho
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Utah
Technical Background
  • Biopharma
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Salt Lake City, Utah
Shareholder, 2012-Present
Associate, 2006-2011

Holland & Hart LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah
Associate, 2004-2006

Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah
Associate, 2002-2004

Seed Intellectual Property Group, Seattle, Washington
Summer Associate, 2001

Experience | Teaching
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Teaching Assistant, 1996-1998
Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab
Experience | Civic Activities

Boy Scouts of America, Leader, 2005-Present

Lehi City Planning Commission, August 2012-October 2015

Forward Thinking
publication
March 29, 2016

Ryan Marshall's article, 'Patent Law 119: Delaying Patent Examination,' was published in the first quarter 2016 ...

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January 20, 2016

On Friday, January 15, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in In re Cuozzo Speed ...

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August 20, 2015

Ryan Marshall's article, 'Patent Law 117: Design Patents - Another Arrow in the Quiver,' was published in second ...

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March 13, 2015
On February 10, 2015, the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit in Helferich Patent Licensing v. NY Times and JCPenney reversed a district court decision holding that the doctrine of patent exhaustion barred a patentee’s claim of patent ...
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January 28, 2015
On January 28, 2015 Ryan Marshall wrote, 'Faster to Protection. Faster to Profits?' for CIO Magazine. Click here to read more.
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July 08, 2014
Ryan Marshall wrote the article 'Patent Law 114: How to Calculate a Patent Term,' for The Cosmetic Summit Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists. The article was published in the Summer 2014 edition. The article discusses the importance ...
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September 24, 2013
Ryan L. Marshall wrote, 'Patent Law 112: How Do You Describe an Invention in a Patent Application?' for The Cosmetic Summit Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists Newsletter, Summer 2013.
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First Quarter 2013
Ryan L. Marshall wrote “Patent Law 103: When is an Invention Obvious and When is it Patentable?” for the First Quarter 2013 issue of Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists Newsletter.
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Fall 2012
Ryan L. Marshall wrote 'Patent 102: Novelty and Prior Art,' for the Fall 2012 issue of Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists Newsletter.
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October 16, 2012
Brinks Gilson & Lione has created a series of short videos discussing various provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), including sections that went into effect on September 16, 2012, and enacted major changes to patent law. The videos ...
multimedia
October 02, 2012

Ryan Marshall reviews the background leading up to the prioritized examination procedure. He also covers the ...

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Summer 2012
Ryan L. Marshall wrote “Patent 101: What is Patentable?” for the Summer 2012 issue of the Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists newsletter.
multimedia
August 28, 2012

Allen R. Baum and Ryan L. Marshall discussed strategies for taking advantage of the new proceedings and ...

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Summer 2012
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Spring 2012
Ryan L. Marshall wrote “The Reward of a Generic Drug Challenge,” for the Spring 2012 issue of the Intermountain West Society of Cosmetic Chemists Newsletter.
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Winter 2011
Ryan L. Marshall and Steven P. Shurtz contributed the article “A Patented Advantage,” to the Winter 2011 issue of Building & Construction West magazine.
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December 2010
Ryan L. Marshall penned the article “Dressed for Success, Protect Products with Design Patents and Trade Dress,” for the December 2010 issue of Utah Business.
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November 2010
Ryan L. Marshall and Steven P. Shurtz penned the article “That’s My Property! What Building Professionals Need to Know About Patents,” for the November 2010 issue of Environmental Design & Construction.
Presentations
  • “Protecting Your IP,” ACC Mountain West Chapter’s 10th Annual Winter Retreat, March 19-20, 2015
  • "Post Grant Review: The New Achilles Heel in US Patent Strategy," Brinks and ACC webinar, Brinks Salt Lake City Office, October 22, 2014
  • "Chase the Grey Away! Combating Grey Market Goods in the ITC," Outdoor Industry Association's Outdoor Retailers Summer Market, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 8, 2014
  • “Effective Patent Term Adjustment & Extension Strategies” Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 7, 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, February 25, 2014
  • “How to Race through the U.S. Patent Office on the Fast Track,” NanoUtah 2013 Conference, October 18, 2013
  • "The America Invents Act," Brigham Young University Seminar, Provo, UT, April 18, 2013
  • "America Invents Act: What You Should Be Doing Now – Part Two," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 6, 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, January 23, 2013
  • "America Invents Act: What You Should Be Doing Now – Part One," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 18, 2013
  • "Intellectual Property – Avoiding Ownership Disputes in Collaborations," World Animal Health Congress, Kansas City, Missouri, November 28, 2012
  • “Update on Current Patents, Approvals and New Legislation: What You Need to Know,” Utah Life Science Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8, 2012
  • “Patent Law as a Career Choice and Historic Patent Law Changes” BYU College of Science and Engineering, November 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, February 7, 2012
  • "Patent Law: A Professional Career Option for the Scientist and Engineer,” Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Provo, Utah, February 8, 2011
  • “Beyond the Basics: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights,” Miller Business Center at Salt Lake Community College, Sandy, UT, January 26, 2011
  • "Patent Protection for Nanotechnology," nanoUtah2010, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2010
  • "Patent Law for New Lawyers," Utah Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2005
Representative Matters
  • 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 defendant from lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Press Releases & Events
June 06, 2017

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized for the ninth year in a row as a top U.S. firm for patent prosecution, including for re-examination and post-grant proceedings, by The Legal 500 United States 2017...

June 15, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY—Brinks Gilson & Lione lawyers Ryan L. Marshall and Andrew A. Hufford have been designated “top rated intellectual property attorneys..."

June 01, 2016

CHICAGO—National law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is “at the top of the list” again this year for intellectual property according to IAM Patent 1000 2016—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine's guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms.

January 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law ...

July 02, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY—Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, have again been included in the 2015 Super Lawyers Mountain States list, the rating service's annual regional listing ...
June 16, 2014
CHICAGO— Each year, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners spotlights best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners and firms, and this year ...
February 25, 2014
On February 25, Ryan L. Marshall and Jennifer L. Fox will speak at ACI's Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Patent Life Cycles and Portfolio Strategies in New York, NY. Mr. Marshall will be participating in the, "Basic Training in the ...
January 01, 2014
CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has appointed patent attorney Ryan L. Marshall to the position of managing shareholder of its Salt Lake City office. Mr. Marshall assumed the role on January 1, ...
June 16, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Salt Lake City office has received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, placing for the first time in the Bronze ...
November 6, 2013
On November 6, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting “Expedited Patent Examinations” at the Utah Life Science Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.
October 18, 2013
On October 18, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting "How to Race through the U.S. Patent Office on the Fast Track," at nanoUtah Conference & Exhibition in Salt Lake City UT.
July 11, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY—Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property firms in the country, have again been recognized by Super Lawyers in 2013. Mr. ...
April 18, 2013
On April 18, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting "The America Invents Act" at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
February 15, 2013
On February 15, Ryan L. Marshall and Carl C. Charneski will be moderating panel discussions. Mr. Charneski will be moderating the panel "Practicing Before the ITC," and Mr. Marshall will be moderating the, "University ...
February 6, 2013
On February 6, Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann will be speaking about the effects the AIA could have on your business at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City, UT. The session will cover: Supplemental Examination - There is now ...
January 24, 2013
Ryan L. Marshall, Eric J. Sosenko and Allen R. Baum will be featured presenters at ACI's Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform on January 23-24, 2013 in New York City. Mr. Marshall will co-present the pre-conference workshop 'Patent Reform ...
November 28, 2012
On November 28, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting, "Intellectual Property – Avoiding Ownership Disputes in Collaborations," at the World Animal Health Congress in Kansas City, MO.
November 8, 2012
On November 8, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting, “Update on Current Patents, Approvals and New Legislation: What You Need to Know” at the Utah Life Science Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.
November 6, 2012
On November 6, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting, “Patent Law as a Career Choice and Historic Patent Law Changes” at the BYU College of Science and Engineering.
June 18, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY – Super Lawyers magazine has named Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, as “Rising Stars” in the Mountain States in the area of intellectual property law. ...
June 5, 2012
On June 5, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting "Enforcing your Patent Rights Against Infringers," at the Utah Technology Council's Life Science Workshop in Salt Lake City, UT.
Honors
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Utah IP Lawyers, 2017
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500, 2017
  • Leading Patent Practitioner, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's "IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners," 2014-2017
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2013-2016
    "Rising Star," 2009-2012
  • Utah Business Magazine's "Utah Legal Elite," 2009-2012
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Chairman, J. Reuben Clark Law School Board of Advocates
  • National Moot Court Finalist
Affiliations
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA)
    Young Lawyers and Chemical Practice Group Committees
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
    Organic Division
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
    Green Technology Innovation Committee
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Utah Chapter
  • Salt Lake and Central Utah Bar Association
  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court
  • Utah State Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Law Section
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