Jonas Gifford is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Vancouver Office. For more than a decade, Jonas has assisted clients in the technology sector, including start-ups, universities, and multinational companies, with a wide range of intellectual property issues.
Jonas applies his strong scientific and technological background in physics and computer science to help clients obtain commercially valuable patent protection in Canada and internationally. His practice focusses on telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, aerospace, medical devices, construction materials, sporting equipment, consumer products, and other computer-related, electrical, and mechanical fields.
Jonas has written extensively on intellectual property law and has been included in publications such as Mondaq, CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, and the Intellectual Property Journal. He is a contributor to British Columbia Business Disputes and Advising British Columbia Businesses by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. In addition, Jonas is an Adjunct Professor of law at the University of Victoria, where he has taught patent law since 2013.
Since 2015 he has been honoured as a Rising Star by LMG Rising Stars under Patents as well as named in Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law. In 2015 Jonas was named a Lexpert Rising Star and was included in the "Lawyers to Watch" category in Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Corporate.
Jonas is an associate of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2007.