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Kenneth Ma

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Kenneth Ma

Senior Associate
  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English

Kenneth Ma is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Ottawa office. Ken practices in all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, domain names, industrial designs, and licensing.

Ken has experience assisting clients across a broad range of industries and focuses on chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clean-tech and medical device innovations including drafting and prosecution of patents, providing patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions, and the management of international patent applications. Additionally, Ken assists in various types of intellectual property litigation.

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Ken summered and articled at a national full-service firm primarily in the intellectual property litigation group. Here, Ken obtained extensive pharmaceutical litigation experience including proceedings under the Patented Medicine (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and trademark litigation experience. Ken’s Ph.D. research involved experimentation in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, cell signaling, therapeutics, immunology, and biochemistry.

  • Industry Involvement
  • In the Media


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada — IPIC
  • Law Society of Ontario — LSO
  • Canadian Bar Association — CBA
  • Ontario Bar Association — OBA
  • Association of University Technology Managers — AUTM


  • Ma, Kenneth K-Y., Banas, Krystyna., and de Bold, Adolfo J. “Determinants of Inducible Brain Natriuretic Peptide Promoter Activity”, Regulatory Peptides. 2005 Jun 30;128(3):169-76
  • Ma, Kenneth K-Y., Ogawa, Tsuneo., and de Bold, Adolfo J. “Selective Upregulation of Brain Natriuretic Peptide at the Transcriptional and Translational levels by Pro-inflammatory Cytokines and by Conditioned Medium derived from Mixed Lymphocyte Reactions via p38 MAP kinase”, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. 2004 Apr;36(4):505-513
  • Ma, Kenneth K-Y., and de Bold, Adolfo J. “Atrial Natriuretic Factor and Family of Natriuretic Peptides. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases” Ed. Luciano Martini. Academic Press. March 2004.