Kathleen Marsman


Patent Agent, Senior Associate

[email protected]

Kathleen drafts and prosecutes patent applications for the life sciences, biotechnology, nutrition and chemistry sectors. She counsels patent applicants on matters of patentability, filing strategy and portfolio management. Her clients include:

  • universities
  • healthcare institutions
  • start-ups
  • multinational pharmaceutical and consumer product companies

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Chair, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Commercialization (CMZ) grant committee, 2017-present
  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle
  • Member, Association of University Technology Managers

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Patent Agents).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2013) of Intellectual Asset Magazine's (IAM) Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (Prosecution - Recommended)


  • Ph.D. (Nutrition and Metabolism), University of Alberta, 1995
  • M.Sc., (Nutrition), University of Alberta, 1990
  • B.Sc. (Hons. Biochemistry), University of Waterloo, 1988