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Steven Garland identified as among the ‘Top 50 Trial Lawyers’ in Canada by Benchmark Litigation

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Ottawa partner Steven Garland has been identified by Benchmark Litigation as one of the ‘Top 50 Trial Lawyers’ in Canada.

Steven has a proven track record of IP litigation and trial success representing the world’s most successful innovators and brands. He has litigated on matters across the full spectrum of IP from complex patent and industrial design infringement to high stakes trademark and copyright matters, and commercial disputes involving trade secrets, breach of confidential information, and competition law. He has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, appellate and trial courts for the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia, and the Patent Appeal Board and the Trademarks Opposition Board.

In numerous surveys, Steven is noted as being a “fantastic lawyer” who competes in a “broad array of contests”, he is “top of mind for savvy representation”, “very skilled”, "a courtroom ace", “an exceptional litigator”, “really stands out from the crowd due to the high-profile cases he’s had”, and “among the best”. He was also praised as a “stellar litigator” whose victory for the Dow Chemical Company netted the largest reported damages award in a Canadian patent infringement case on infringing revenues of over 1B dollars (IAM Patents 1000, 2018).

The Top 50 Trial Lawyers’ are an elite group of individuals who have been nominated specifically for their acumen with bench trials and on the strength of peer and client reviews. Each practitioner chosen for has a list of proven achievements and has played a lead role in spearheading some of the most high-stakes and high-profile cases to make their way to the trial level in Canada.

Congratulations to Steven on the nomination to this prestigious title.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property 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.