Matthew J. Marquardt

Of Counsel
B.S., J.D.
Patent Attorney (US)
Trademark Lawyer (US)
Trademark Agent (Can)
Lawyer (WA, NY, Ont)
+1-416-920-8170 Ext. 123

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Matthew Marquardt has more than twenty years’ experience advising clients concerning intellectual property rights in the United States and Canada. As a dual citizen who practices in both countries, he is particularly well positioned to assist innovators with cross-border IP issues.

As a trademark agent, Matthew is involved in selecting marks and building brands as well as filing and prosecuting applications. He is also proficient at defending and prosecuting trademark oppositions.

Matt has represented clients in all areas of technology, with special interests and experience in computer-related and sustainable technologies. He has obtained patents in Canada, the US and elsewhere in these fields and others including electronic payment and financial transaction systems, nanoparticle particle detection and identification, fuel treatments, telecom, vehicle monitoring and control; zero-emissions vehicles and vehicle structures and propulsion.

Other experience includes service as director of a publicly traded company, as well as several not-for-profit and charitable institutions.


B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas, High Honors, 1986
Juris Doctor, University of Washington, 1995


Washington State Bar
New York State Bar
Law Society of Ontario
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)


  • “Canadian Government Seeks Input for Innovation Agenda,” Dickinson Wright LLP, June 2016
  • Moderator, Journalist Panel “Current Trends in Parliament Relating to Technology and Innovation in Canada,” TechConnex & North of 41, Ottawa, May 2016
  • “Responsibilities of Corporations Toward a Shrinking World,” Direct Sellers Association Conference, Niagara, Ontario, June 2015
  • “Cutting the Cross-Border Barbed Wire: Changes to Canadian Intellectual Property Law,” DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, May 2015
  • UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Representative of Pax Christi International, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014
  • “More Changes to Canada’s Intellectual Property Laws on the Way”, Dickinson Wright LLP, October 2014
  • “Major Changes Enacted to Canadian Trademark Law,” Dickinson Wright LLP, August 2014
  • “Business Method Patents, A Guide to Understanding Risks and Opportunities,” Norton Rose LLP, November 2011 and April 2012
  • “Bilski Bungled: Begging Bets on the Future of Business-Related Patents,” Norton Rose Canada LLP, October 2011
  •  “Patent Reform’s Weakened Grace Period: It’s Effect on Startups, Small Companies, University Spin-Offs, and Medical Innovators,” with David Boundy, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, March 2010
  • “Recent U.S. Patent decisions: The Phillips and RIM cases,” Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Symposium on Pharmaceutical issues in IP and Business IP, October 2005
  • “Implications of Business Method and Software Patents for Canadian Businesses,” Canadian Institute Conference on Intellectual Property License Agreements, June 21, 2005