Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Patrick Roszell

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Patrick Roszell

  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English

Strategic approach uses IP assets to create business value

With a decade of experience counselling clients on the creation, protection and management of IP rights, Patrick has a track record of helping clients secure IP assets that create strategic opportunities. His clients, who range from large multinational corporations to technology start-ups, trust him to bring a pragmatic approach to delivering commercially valuable and cost-effective solutions.

In his practice, Patrick focuses on patent prosecution and strategy, including drafting patent applications, preparing and advising on IP agreements, and providing patentability, infringement and freedom to operate opinions. Patrick has extensive experience in the power generation, manufacturing, oil and gas and mining fields. In addition, his practice has covered a broad range of technologies including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, aerospace and medical devices.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Patrick gained valuable client perspective as an engineer in the oil and gas and automotive industries.

  • News
  • Speaking
  • Industry Involvement
  • In the Media
  • "Managing IP and Compliance Risks in a Digital World: Emerging legal issues related to use of artificial intelligence and data in digital business operations", (co-speakers: Alice Tseng, Graham Hood and Neil Padgett), Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Ontario webinar, September 28, 2022
  • "Managing your organization's IP risk and opportunity" (co-speaker: Graham Hood), Association for Corporate Counsel-Ontario and Smart & Biggar webinar, November 19, 2020


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association  
  • Member, Toronto Intellectual Property Group

Teaching Activities

  • Lecturer, “CSC2702: Introduction to Intellectual Property Law,” University of Toronto Faculty of Computer Science, Toronto, 2015-2017.