Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law. We work with global and domestic businesses and law firms, to help our clients secure, protect and maximize the value of their innovations and intellectual property investments in Canada.
Our clients are among the world's leading organizations, representing a broad spectrum of industries. We are dedicated to providing effective, practical and results-oriented services and solutions to help the most innovative and sophisticated businesses protect, exploit and defend their IP rights in Canada. Above all, we are committed to understanding the business issues faced by our clients and efficiently providing IP services and advice of the highest quality.
With a history that spans over 100 years of providing sophisticated and creative IP solutions, we have repeatedly been recognized by our clients and peers as Canada's premier IP firm. We are consistently named as the leading Canadian IP firm by a wide range of third party domestic and international rankings, including:
- Canadian IP Boutique Firm of the Year, Managing Intellectual Property Awards 2018
- Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Year, Benchmark Canada 2018
- Intellectual Property Firm of the Year, Chambers Canada 2017
- Canadian Law Firm of the Year for Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers Canada 2017
Above all, we offer our clients value and quality through:
- Client Service Delivery Excellence – With an international reputation for client service excellence, we leverage sophisticated project management and back office systems to manage our clients' matters, and constantly seek new ways to streamline and increase the efficiency and value of our service offering.
- Specialized Expertise – With one of the largest IP teams in Canada, we offer our clients experience in the combined scientific, technical and legal fields, along with highly specialized industry sector knowledge.
- Litigation Powerhouse – We are highly effective litigators who dominate courtrooms at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada, leaving no stone unturned. We generate precedent setting victories and record setting damages awards for our clients.
- Technical Strength – Virtually every member of our firm has an engineering or scientific educational background, and many possess graduate degrees in a diverse range of areas. Over 55 members of our firm, including most of our lawyers, are registered patent agents.
- History of Partnering – We carefully nurture long-term relationships with clients and expert associate firms around the world. These relationships endure because we consistently seek out opportunities to continuously add value and deliver superior client service.
From five offices across Canada, and through a worldwide network of associate firms, we offer the full complement of intellectual property services, across all practice areas:
• Patents & Designs • Trademarks, Copyright & Media • Litigation • Pharmaceutical Litigation • Licensing & IP Transactions
• IP Management & Strategic Counselling • Life Sciences • Regulatory & Compliance • IP Crime
To learn more, contact any of our five offices, or visit our website at www.smart-biggar.ca.
55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900
PO Box 2999 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5Y6 Canada
Tel: 613 232 2486
Fax: 613 232 8440
1100-150 York Street
Toronto ON M5H 3S5 Canada
Tel: 416 593 5514
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1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3300
Montreal QC H3B 4W5 Canada
Tel: 514 954 1500
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2300-1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11115
Vancouver BC V6E 3P3 Canada
Tel: 604 682 7780
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301-237 8th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G 5C3
Tel: 587 887 9997
Fax: 587 887 9998
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