Kathleen Marsman is a patent agent in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She became a registered Canadian patent agent in 1999, and a registered US patent agent in 2001. Kathleen drafts and prosecutes patent applications for technologies in the life sciences, biotechnology, nutrition, and chemistry fields. She also counsels patent applicants on matters of patentability, filing strategy and portfolio management. Kathleen's clients include universities, healthcare institutions, start-up companies, multinational pharmaceutical and consumer product companies, as well as an international network of patent attorneys and agents. Kathleen has laboratory experience with techniques in biochemistry, cell culture, histology, molecular biology, radiochemistry and immunology.