Colin Rasmussen

Colin Rasmussen Ph.D.

Washington, DC Phone: (703) 917-0000 ext 109 Fax: (703) 997-4905

Dr. Rasmussen is Of Counsel to the firm and a registered patent attorney, specializing in the fields of medical devices and biotechnology, with an academic background in cell biology, biochemistry, endocrinology, genetics, histology, and molecular biology. Throughout his extensive academic career, Dr. Rasmussen received numerous accolades, including being named an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Scholar and Medical Research Council of Canada Scholar. In addition to actively practicing as an intellectual property attorney, Dr. Rasmussen is an Adjunct Professor, currently teaching legal and intellectual property courses at the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, CA.

Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, Dr. Rasmussen was a Patent Agent and Scientific Advisor at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and then owned and operated his own intellectual property firm.

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • LL.B., University of Saskatchewan
  • Ph.D. , Baylor College of Medicine
  • Master of Science, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor Science, University of British Columbia

Representative Publications & Presentations:

  • 20 peer-reviewed research publications (including EMBO Journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell and Journal of Biological Chemistry)
  • C. Rasmussen, “Canada’s Human Assisted Reproduction Act: Is it scientific censorship, or a reasoned approach to the regulation of rapidly emerging reproductive technologies?” – Saskatchewan Law Review
  • Lecturer in “Biotechnology for Business” – University of California, Riverside, Department of Extension
  • Lecturer in “Science 101: Introduction to Science for Lawyers” – University of California, Riverside, Department of Extension