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Ryan T. Evans chosen as a ‘Rising Star’ for Patents in the Rising Stars Awards Americas 2021

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that counsel Ryan T. Evans has been honoured as a 'Rising Star' for patents in the Rising Stars Awards Americas 2021, presented by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group (LMG), the publishers of Managing IP. Ryan was only one of three lawyers to receive this prestigious award and the only Canadian to be honoured for patents.

Ryan is recognized by clients and colleagues as a skilled strategist and seasoned litigator in all aspects of IP litigation and dispute resolution. With the ability to understand complex technologies and the related legal issues that arise, Ryan has earned a reputation as a razor-sharp advocate with a practically minded approach. He has been praised by peers as a “devastating” litigator and “only going to get better in the years to come” (IAM Patent 1000).

The 2021 Rising Stars Awards Americas recognizes multiple individuals in practice area specialities, as well as standout individuals in the jurisdictions that make up the region, and emerging leaders from in-house teams. Winners are judged on their professional accomplishments, advocacy and influence within their specialties, as well as peer review and referee commentary.

The full list of winners of The Rising Stars Awards Americas 2021 is now available for viewing.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.