Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar tops the list with 27 lawyers and agents hailed as WIPR Leaders 2022

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that 27 lawyers and agents have been recognized in the 2022 edition of the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leader’s guide, more than any other firm in Canada.

Our firm’s record showing in the WIPR Leader’s guide, comprised of the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe, affirms Smart & Biggar’s position as IP leaders in the Canadian market.

Congratulations to all of our practitioners on achieving this esteemed recognition in their respective areas of IP practice: 

Patent Leaders

  • Gunars Gaikis
  • Christine Genge
  • Sheldon Hamilton
  • Yoon Kang
  • Daphne Lainson
  • Nancy Pei
  • Mark Pidkowich
  • David Schwartz
  • Alistair Simpson
  • Theodore Sum
  • Matthew Zischka

Trademark Leaders

  • Mark Biernacki
  • Christian Bolduc
  • Tierney Deluzio
  • Mark Evans
  • Graham Hood
  • Philip Lapin
  • Kohji Suzuki
  • Ekaterina Tsimberis

Patent and Trademark Leaders

  • Daniel Davies
  • Jean-Sébastien Dupont
  • Steven Garland
  • Sanjay Goorachurn
  • François Guay
  • Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie
  • Evan Nuttall
  • Jeremy Want

WIPR Leader is a well-known guide for the leading IP practitioners in the world, and lists over 1,700 lawyers across patent, trademark, and copyright practices. WIPR researchers consider practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as additional activities, such as writing and teaching responsibilities, when selecting nominees. All leaders profiled have been vetted for their expertise in their domain.

WIPR Leaders full review of Smart & Biggar is available to view online now.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.