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Colin Rasmussen


Colin originally started in the biological sciences, obtaining a B.Sc. (1981) and M.Sc. (1984) from the University of British Columbia.  Colin completed his Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine (Texas Medical Center - Houston TX) in 1988.  After post-doctoral training in the U.S. he joined the faculty of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at the University of Alberta from 1991 - 1997, where he eventually became Director of the National Cancer Institute Molecular Mechanisms of Growth Control Group.  Colin later moved to the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan.  

Colin’s research was in the area of intracellular signal transduction.  His research expertise includes molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and immunology, and he has authored over 20 peer-reviewed research articles. 

After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2003, he articled and was an Associate with the Regina intellectual property firm of Furman & Kallio.  Colin also worked as an Associate in the intellectual property group at Bennett-Jones in Calgary, and was later a scientific advisor in the Intellectual Property & Media Group of McDermott, Will, & Emery in Irvine, California.

In addition to practicing law in Saskatchewan, Colin is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney, and maintains a separate U.S. intellectual property practice in California.

Colin also sits on the Institutional Review Board of the Loma Linda Veteran's Administration Hospital, and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of LLVARE, a non-profit corporation that support research efforts at the Loma Linda VA Hospital.

Colin’s practice areas include Intellectual Property, Business Corporations,  Administrative Law, Municipal Law, and Labour & Employment Law.

Colin is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.