Leaders in complex high-stakes intellectual property litigation
Enforcing and defending IP rights for clients in Canada to achieve maximum protection and the highest possible awards.
We specialize in asserting and defending our clients’ IP assets to maximize their return on investments and preserve competitive advantage. Intellectual property rights – from patents, industrial designs and trademarks, to trade secrets, confidential information and copyrights – are critical business assets that need to be aggressively protected and enforced. We also represent and defend clients in related matters involving anti-trust and competition laws, including unfair competition.
Unmatched technical depth
Our lawyers possess a rare combination of successful trial and appellate experience combined with deeply sophisticated understanding of technical subject matter and analytical expertise – resulting in victories at all levels, in all areas of IP. From start-up companies in emerging growth sectors to multinational corporations across a broad range of industries, we draw on our vast technical and legal experience to provide creative, effective and cost-efficient enforcement and litigation strategies tailored to each client’s unique situation and needs.
Fearless defenders of IP
In high-stakes litigation, we know what it takes to win and we routinely handle Canada’s most commercially important and technically complex intellectual property cases. We have obtained numerous precedent-setting judgments on behalf of our clients in trial and appellate matters, and have obtained record-setting damages awards. And we have been chosen as Canada’s IP Litigation Firm, for five consecutive years, by Benchmark Canada. International clients also look to us based on our significant experience in multi-jurisdictional cases, successful representation of clients in Canadian disputes and active involvement in the coordination of litigation strategies worldwide.
Smart & Biggar is the dominant force in intellectual property litigation. Our proven team is made up of highly capable trial and appellate counsel who routinely handle some of Canada’s most commercially important and technically complex intellectual property cases across a broad range of industries.
We litigate across Canada, in both the common law and civil law courts, including the Provincial Superior Courts and the Federal Court of Canada, and at the highest appellate levels, in both official languages. We have also represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada on more than 50 occasions, resulting in many leading Canadian precedents.
Unparalleled Expertise in IP Litigation & Enforcement
Recognized as Canada’s leading IP litigation firm, our proven team of litigators are highly effective trial counsel. No other Canadian firm can claim a more distinguished and successful record. In addition to their courtroom victories, our litigators frequently receive international recognition from IP owners, clients, and peers alike.