The Globe and Mail quotes Toronto lawyer Jason Markwell in an article about his joining the Firm.
Fasken has a smaller but still substantial IP practice, with 55 professionals in the group. Mr. Markwell, who has 20 years of litigation experience primarily focused on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, said he was drawn back to a large, fill service firm because it could cover the full range of client needs from an IP perspective.
“Litigation is typically what I do, but my clients are not in the business of litigation,” he says. “The clients that I serve really need advice throughout the product life cycle. From the earliest moment of conceiving of the invention, filing patent applications, raising capital to do clinical studies, getting marketing approval and all of the usual things that go into running a business.”