Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar joins IP leaders at the AIPLA Annual Meeting 2023 in Washington

Six Smart & Biggar team members from across Canada will represent the firm at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting, from October 19-21, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Smart & Biggar’s Managing Director Matthew Zischka, Principals Daphne Lainson, Stephen Martin, Mark Sajewycz, David Schwartz, and Patent Agent Marco Clementoni will attend to participate in sharing ideas, strategies and experience with global IP leaders. In the company of over 1,000 IP practitioners attending, conference delegates will review legal updates and rules that impact their practices, learn from leading practitioners in intellectual property and participate in practical and applicable educational programming.

Visit the AIPLA website to learn more and view the full conference program. Be sure to reach out to one of our attending team members if you are in Washington for AIPLA.


Founded in 1897, AIPLA is the premier legal association focusing on intellectual property issues of both national and international impact. Members are individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Members are both owners and users of intellectual property.

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.