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Smart & Biggar

Suite 900, 55 Metcalfe Street,
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5

Office locations

5 offices located in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver

Areas of Distinction

Healthcare & Life Sciences, Intellectual Property

Company Mission

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property (IP). With offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary, and over 125 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, it is also the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas.

Smart & Biggar has held a deep tradition of delivering unparalleled intellectual property services in Canada for more than a century. The firm provides the highest quality of IP advisory services and has filed more patent and trademark applications than any firm in Canada. The decades of experience in intellectual property, combined with deep knowledge and expertise across a wide range of technologies and industries, allow Smart & Biggar to provide clients with clarity on opportunities and solutions to leverage and maximize IP. No other firm can claim a stronger track record of victories in intellectual property litigation for clients than Smart & Biggar. The firm prides itself on providing clients with the rare combination of successful trial experience, deep subject matter expertise, and sophisticated and practical skills and analysis.

Smart & Biggar has the honour of working with many of Canada’s and the world’s most important innovators and brand owners. The firm is proud to have supported clients on the road to market leadership – from startup companies in emerging growth sectors to multinational corporations, as well as innovators at universities and other research institutions – advising on the most critical and complex IP matters. Lawyers and agents at Smart & Biggar continuously invest in client relationships, and many clients have entrusted the firm with protecting, enforcing and commercializing IP rights. Whether advising an innovative manufacturer on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, Smart & Biggar always ensures that clients receive the full benefit of unrivalled IP experience and expertise.

Since 1890, Smart & Biggar has remained devoted to protecting clients’ intellectual property and technology assets and advising clients on how to uncover and maximize available opportunities. The firm is committed to providing expert counsel and guidance to safeguard clients’ competitive position and help clients build and enforce strategic intellectual property and technology rights that will create more value for their business.

Smart & Biggar proudly operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms. IPH is an international intellectual property services group; a network of member firms working throughout 10 IP jurisdictions, with clients in more than 25 countries.

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