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Smart & Biggar wins Canadian Patent Strategy Firm of the Year at the 9th annual LMG Life Sciences Awards

Smart & Biggar is proud to claim the Canadian Patent Strategy Firm of the Year award at the 9th annual LMG Life Sciences Awards for North America. This is the fourth time the firm has been honoured with this award. The annual awards honour firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging Life Sciences work of the past year. The awards took place on September 22, 2021 at Essex House in New York City.

This award recognizes and affirms Smart & Biggar’s position as an industry-leading law firm for life sciences innovators, with one of the most experienced and talented teams in Canada. LMG Life Sciences editor acclaims Smart & Biggar as “a firm that can’t be ignored in the life sciences IP sector. From the depth of its bench of attorneys, to its sweeping overage of product areas, the firm continues to be a frontrunner for patent prosecution and strategy in the Canadian market. This status is in part credited to the stewardship of firm chair Daphne Lainson, who repeatedly receives praise from peers during our research period, citing her as an industry leader. With the cumulative ability of the patent team, evidenced by recent client matters, this was a fitting year to grant this major recognition.”

Smart & Biggar provides life sciences innovators with unmatched expertise across the patent lifecycle from initial patent prosecution, and regulatory approvals, to IP transactions and licensing, enforcement and litigation to maximize protection leading up to loss of exclusivity.

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