Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Six Smart & Biggar IP litigators featured in Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2022

Smart & Biggar is thrilled to share that six of our leading IP litigators have been featured in this year’s Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2022.

Lexpert published its Special Edition: Litigation online and in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine, recognizing the expertise of Canada’s leading litigators as identified through Lexpert’s annual survey of thousands of respected lawyers, corporate counsel and other legal and business professionals.

We congratulate our recognized lawyers and Principals of the firm Mark EvansSteven GarlandFrançois GuaySheldon HamiltonYoon Kang, and Nancy Pei for their inclusion in this special edition, reflecting their outstanding achievements as recognized by their clients, peers and colleagues.

The full list of  Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2022 is available online.

Canada’s leading firm in high-stakes intellectual property litigation

Smart & Biggar remains the dominant force for intellectual property litigation in Canada. Our expert team is made up of highly capable trial and appellate counsel who routinely handle some of Canada’s most commercially important and technically complex intellectual property cases. On behalf of our clients, we have obtained numerous precedent-setting judgments and record-setting damages awards, in addition to victories at all levels of court, and in all areas of IP.

As a result, we have earned top rankings as a Band 1 firm for both Intellectual Property (IP) and IP Litigation in the 2023 Chambers Canada Guide. In addition to IP, the firm earned rankings in related areas of Life Sciences and Cannabis law. Smart & Biggar was also honoured as “Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year” once again at the 2022 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received this honour in recognition of the important victories we have championed for our valued clients in high-stakes litigation, across all areas of IP law.

Additionally, in the most recent release of The Legal 500 Canada, the firm was recognized as a ‘Tier 1’ firm once again for Intellectual Property, marking the ninth consecutive year Smart & Biggar has received this highest ranking. Editors of the guide affirmed Smart & Biggar’s status as “Canada’s leading IP and technology boutique, leveraging over 130 years in the market and five offices nationally”.

Smart & Biggar was also recognized as an IP leader among ‘Canada’s Best Law Firms’ for 2023 by the Globe and Mail/Statista Research, and ‘IP Boutique Firm of the Year’ by Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards 2022.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.