Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Matthew Norton

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Matthew Norton

  • Smart & Biggar LLP
Language(s): English

A standard of excellence applied to IP enforcement

Prior to entering law, Matthew obtained his Master’s degree and worked as a research technician in the fields of cellular biology and genome-wide RNA interference screening. Matthew’s clients appreciate his experience and knowledge of life sciences that allow him to understand the complexities of their products.

His practice focusses on intellectual property litigation, covering both the federal and provincial courts and all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyright. Matthew works with a variety of Canadian and international clients of all sizes and spanning a broad range of industries to help grow and protect their IP portfolios.

During his legal studies at the University of Ottawa, Matthew graduated summa cum laude and on the Dean’s Honour List. He received several awards including the Daniel A. Artola Intellectual Property Award, the John E. Read Prize for Public International Law, the Corbin Estates Law Prize, the John A. Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law and Procedure, and a law school Entrance Scholarship.


  • News
  • Speaking
  • In the Media
  • MacSci Talks, McMaster Science Society (MSS), Thursday, February 18, 2021