Smart & Biggar lauded as one of only two Canadian firms to receive the highest ranking in the areas of patent prosecution and patent contentious and praised with more ‘IP Stars’ than any other firm in Canada for 2015
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that in the second edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s 2015 IP Stars Handbook: Patents, the firm has been recognized as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent prosecution and patent contentious — the highest ranking designated by the Guide, and one of only two firms in Canada to receive this prestigious recognition.
We are also proud to have more IP practitioners recognized as ‘IP Stars’ than any other firm in Canada. The Guide highlighted Smart & Biggar as being “extraordinary” and noted the firm has “a deep and enviable bench of talented attorneys” who have “reached several precedent-setting outcomes.” The Guide stated that “clients regularly return to partners for the consistent high-quality work.”
In total, 11 of our professionals were recognized in the handbook as IP Stars:
- Allan Brett
- Gunars Gaikis
- Steven Garland
- Sheldon Hamilton
- Daphne Lainson
- Nancy Pei
- Christopher Robinson
- David Schwartz
- Elliott Simcoe
- Jeremy Want
- Matthew Zischka
The Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook has been a valuable resource for global IP professionals for over 20 years. In 2014, Managing IP expanded their analysis of the leading IP firms across 80+ jurisdictions to include information about the leading IP lawyers in the market. To facilitate these new ranking tables, they have divided the research into two unique Handbooks; Trademark & Copyright and Patents. Each publication contains rankings and analysis of the leading IP firms and individuals around the globe, published as practice area Handbooks, creating an important utility for in-house counsel and senior law firm partners.
Rankings in the Handbooks are based on extensive research among IP practitioners carried out over a six month period. A team of researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong sought responses from thousands of practitioners by phone, surveys, email and in face-to-face meetings, making this the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the IP legal market yet published.