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.