Rudy Morrone

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Rudy is a partner in our Toronto office practicing in the areas of business and technology law.

Rudy’s business law practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, corporate commercial, joint ventures and financing transactions.

Rudy’s technology law practice focuses on corporate and commercial services and transactions for the development, exploitation, commercialization, financing, acquisition, transfer and licensing of technologies and related businesses in the information technology and e-commerce, manufacturing, cleantech, energy and life sciences industries. He also assists clients with early stage financing activities, developing collaboration, co-development, testing, engineering services, joint venture, intellectual property rights, manufacturing, procurement and supply, research, cloud computing, royalty and outsourcing agreements, IP audits and IP business strategies, research and experimental development tax credits, technology-based grant programs, business plan development, outsourcing, cloud computing and e-commerce activities and tendering arrangements.

Rudy is a member of our Business Law Group, Technology Law Group, Intellectual Property, and Energy Law Group. Rudy is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario. Rudy was a partner at a large national law firm before joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP. Prior to his career in law, Rudy had been employed with several multinational corporations in the pharmaceutical, chemical and related industries in various capacities including supervising manufacturing, technical services, product and market development, commercial management and marketing and business development management.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1999
University of Western Ontario, LL.B., 1997
McMaster University, MBA, 1992
University of Toronto, BASc., 1986

Chemical Engineering

University of Toronto, BSc., 1984


Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity
Association for Corporate Growth (Toronto)
Society of Professional Engineers of Ontario
Life Sciences Ontario
Licensing Executive Society
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Italian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario

Awards and Recognition

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Ranking Licensing 250

The World’s Leading 250 Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners (2010 and 2011)

Professional Designations

Licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario), 1990
Registered Trademark Agent

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Keiretsu Central Canada Forum (May 2016)
Keiretsu Central Canada Forum (May 2016)
Co-Presenter, Startup Formation Roundup, Ted Rogers School of Management Ryerson University (Oct 25 2012)

What Does an Entrepreneur Need to Know About the Law?

Presenter, Foglers (June 23 2011)

Innovations: Whether to Patent or maintain them as Trade Secrets or Confidential

Presenter, Clean 15 Breakfast AM Session (Sept 21, 2010)

Licensing Agreements – Contractual Business Alliances for Commercializing Technologies

YorkBiotech, Panelist (Oct 9, 2008)

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare and Biotech Venture Challenge

Moderator, Biofinance (May 6, 2008)

Cross Border Biotech Transactions

The Hospital for Sick Children (Apr 17, 2008)

Risk Management in Research, Collaborative Projects and IP Protection

Co-Presenter, Webinar Series Gowlings/Thompson Hines (Mar 30, 2008)

Commercializing Environmental Technologies

Golden Horseshoe Bioscience Network (Nov 21, 2007)

Top 3 Contracts Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have

Co-Presenter, YorkBiotech, (Oct 2007)

Technology Commercialization Workshop

Presenter, Gowlings Seminar (March 27, 2007)

Technology Alliances and Ventures