Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar stands out with six IP litigators featured in Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2023

Smart & Biggar is thrilled to share that six of our leading IP litigators have been featured in this year’s Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2023.

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

We congratulate our recognized lawyers and Principals 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.

Notably, Smart & Biggar was also featured in Canada's “Top 10 business decisions”, for our successful representation of the respondents in the Nova Chemicals Corp v Dow Chemical Co case before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). In an 8-1 majority ruling, the SCC affirmed the record-setting $645M patent infringement award wherein Nova was ordered to pay Dow a quantum of its profits for infringement of its patent on novel polyethylene blends. This was and remains the largest reported Canadian patent infringement award in history. Dow was represented by the firm’s award-winning litigation team including Steve Garland, Jeremy Want, Daniel Davies, Matthew Burt and Nicole Boyle.

The full list of Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2023 is available online.

Canada’s leading firm in IP high-stakes IP litigation

Smart & Biggar is 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 consistently earned top rankings and awards for IP and IP Litigation across several legal guides, and recognition as “the leading intellectual property boutique in Canada”, including:

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.