Driven by real-world commercial objectives
Sage patent counsel and opinions, backed by deep technical and legal experience.
We provide strategic counsel on how to move forward with the decision to secure patent rights, and help our clients understand when they may be at risk of infringing on existing patents.
Our lawyers and patent agents draw on their technical and legal expertise to provide opinions on patentability of an idea or invention, patent validity and enforceability for a single patent or product or an entire portfolio of patents.
Combined with our strength and experience representing clients in patent litigation matters, we are able to provide a clear and concise view of the potential risks and returns involved with pursuing or defending claims of patent infringement.
Canada’s leader for Patents
Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada's leading patent firm and we are proud to serve as strategic IP partners to some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. With our recognized strength and reputation for superior service, we have prepared and filed more patent applications than any other firm in Canada.
Our extensive experience working with international clients and collaboratively with law firms in the U.S., Europe and Asia allow us to provide clients with a view on related global patentability issues.
Services we provide in this area:
- Prior art searches
- Product clearance
- Right to use and “freedom to operate” opinions
- Patent validity and infringement opinions
- Responses to allegations of patent infringement
- Patent licensing, assignment and monetization programs
- Opinions on use of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)