Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar retains title as Benchmark Canada’s “IP Litigation Firm of the Year”

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s largest law firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology, announced today that it has been named the “Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Canada for the fourth consecutive year. The Benchmark Canada Awards event was held in Toronto on February 22nd to recognize the top lawyers and firms in the country for their exceptional work throughout the year.

Steven Garland, Managing Partner of Smart & Biggar said:

“We are delighted to be recognized with this very high honour once again by Benchmark, one of the leading authorities on litigation practitioners and law firms. This award is truly a testament to the consistent and outstanding strength of our litigation team, and our unwavering focus on achieving only the best results for our clients on the most complex intellectual property matters. Whether we are successfully handling significant IP litigation, or acting as a trusted advisor to manage valuable IP portfolios in Canada, we strive to provide only the best in service for our clients from around the world.”

Benchmark Canada is dedicated to covering litigation practitioners and firms across Canada. The results presented stem from the culmination of extensive peer reviews and interviews with Canadian litigators that take place over a four month research period. Over the course of the interviews, recent casework that has been handled by the firms is examined and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their province or practice area(s) across the country.


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. For more information, please visit