Ryan L. Marshall

Ryan Marshall is a seasoned life science patent lawyer with experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and medical device areas, bringing over 15 years of experience to clients. Ryan is known for his thoughtful and creative approaches to address complex intellectual property issues whether in litigation or in procurement.

Ryan represents a wide array of clients ranging from Global Fortune 50 Companies to start-ups, particularly in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. 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 litigation in intellectual property cases.

He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics. Ryan is a recognized leader and has been recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 3 ranked attorney in Utah as well as by 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.

  • 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

Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy Board of Directors, Treasurer, 2017-Present

Boy Scouts of America, Leader, 2005-Present

Lehi City Planning Commission, August 2012-October 2015

Forward Thinking
February 09, 2018
Winter 2011
December 2010
November 2010
  • “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
  • 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 defendant from lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Press Releases & Events
April 30, 2019

CHICAGO (April 30, 2019) – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, recently received its 15th consecutive Chambers USA ranking for IP, including patent, trade secret, and copyright, among others...

June 08, 2018

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is an “international player” and a “top IP boutique” having just “opened its office in Shenzhen, China,” according to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s annual guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions, the IAM Patent 1000 2018–The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

May 03, 2018

CHICAGO (May 3, 2018) – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, recently received its 14th consecutive Chambers USA ranking for work across the IP spectrum, including trade secret, copyright, and patent infringement cases, among others...

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 ...
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, ...
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2013-2016, 2019
    "Rising Star," 2009-2012
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Utah IP Lawyers, 2017-2018
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500, 2017
  • Leading Patent Practitioner, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's "IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners," 2014-2018
  • 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
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA)
    Young Lawyers and Chemical Practice Group Committees
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
    Organic Division
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • 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