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Roger A.C.  Kuypers

Roger A.C. Kuypers

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Alberta, 1998 | British Columbia, 1997
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Roger Kuypers practices in the areas of life sciences and intellectual property law in Vancouver.  He is the Chair of the region’s Life Sciences industry group and the Intellectual Property practice group.  Roger advises businesses and institutions on the development, acquisition and commercialization of technologies.  He also assists with corporate matters, finance and acquisitions.

In the life sciences area, his clients include biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies. Roger assists clients to negotiate license and research agreements with Universities in Canada and abroad. He also assists with the negotiation of manufacture and supply agreements for pharmaceuticals and functional foods.

When it comes to IP expertise, Roger assists clients with trademark and copyright applications, patent assignments and licensing, and works with a network of foreign intellectual property professionals to create and maintain international trademark and patent portfolios.  He conducts intellectual property audits and provides strategic advice for the development, protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

IT companies in need of assistance in the field of systems acquisitions, software development and outsourcing also seek out Roger’s counsel.





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

Community involvement

  • Former Chair, Medical Devices Committee of LifeSciences BC

Memberships & Affiliations

  • British Columbia Law Society
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • International Trademark Association
Article Intellectual Property Issues Chapter 10, Buying and Selling a Business, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Bulletin Promises and Pitfalls of Sponsoring University Research Life Sciences Newsletter
2017 INTA Annual Meeting location location Barcelona
Intellectual Property Workshop Life Science Startup Competition 2017 Workshop Series location location Vancouver University of British Columbia Life Sciences Centre
The Dos and Don'ts of Early Stage Venture Financing Panel Participant, Cascadia Venture Forum location location Vancouver
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