Track record: Smart & Biggar is well known for securing the largest patent infringement award in Canadian history: $645 million for Dow Chemical. This IP boutique does excellent work in trial and appellate matters and has secured several landmark victories, such as defending Bauer Hockey in patent litigation brought by Swedish helmet technology company MIPS.
Team & differentiation: Noted for the depth of its expertise, Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest firm practising exclusively in IP and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. They have been leaders in IP and technology law for over a century. François Guay is known for handling complex matters and had a very strong year; Steven Garland is also recommended.