Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar boasts the highest number of Canadian IP professionals included in LMG’s 2019 Expert Guides: Patents

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 14 of the firm’s partners, more than any other firm in Canada, have been listed as leaders in patent law in the 2019 edition of LMG’s Expert Guides: Patents.

Two new additions to the list: Jonas Gifford and Mark Pidkowich, were recognized in 2018 as Rising Stars and have since been elevated to be included among the world’s leading patent law practitioners.

Congratulations to:

  • Allan Brett
  • Ronald Faggetter
  • Gunars Gaikis
  • Steven Garland
  • Jonas Gifford
  • François Guay
  • Sheldon Hamilton
  • Yoon Kang
  • Daphne Lainson
  • Nancy Pei
  • Mark Pidkowich
  • Elliott Simcoe

Smart & Biggar also topped the list with six lawyers and agents named in the 2019 edition of Expert Guides: Rising Stars.

Since 1994, the Expert Guides have identified leading legal practitioners considered by clients and peers to be the best in their field. Expert Guides: Patents is based on the results of over 4,000 questionnaires completed by senior practitioners and in-house counsel in over 90 jurisdictions.

Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.