• LLB, 1996
    University of Alberta
  • -, Canadian Securities Course, 1996
    Canadian Securities Institute
  • MA, 1992
    University of British Columbia
  • BA
    University of British Columbia

Year of Call/Admission

  • Alberta, 1998
  • British Columbia, 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

Roger A.C. Kuypers

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Roger Kuypers is a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group. He works primarily with businesses and institutions focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of intellectual property, including life sciences technologies, information technologies (IT) and trade-marks.

Roger is the regional Chair of the firm's Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Group. His clients include biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies and health authorities. In 2006, Roger acted in the largest license and collaboration between a Japanese pharmaceutical company and a biotechnology company. Roger also developed the clinical trial agreement negotiation process and guidelines for one of Western Canada's largest clinical trials centres. He assists clients negotiate license and research agreements with Universities in Canada and abroad. Additionally, he assists with the negotiation of manufacture and supply agreements for pharmaceuticals and functional foods.

Roger leads the Trade-marks Prosecution Group in the Vancouver office. He assists clients with copyright and patent assignments and licensing, and works with a network of foreign intellectual property professionals to create and maintain international trade-mark and patent portfolios. He conducts intellectual property audits and provides strategic advice for the development, protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

Roger's IT practice assists clients in the field of systems acquisitions, software development and outsourcing.

Community Involvement

  • Former Chair, Medical Devices Committee of LifeSciences BC


  • British Columbia Law Society
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • International Trademark Association

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