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Canada – Best Law Firms for Patent Litigation – 2020

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Smart & Biggar | Fetherstonhaugh: Fierce, successful IP litigators
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Smart & Biggar | Fetherstonhaugh

Leader(s)

Steven Garland, François Guay

Since

1890

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.
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Borden Ladner Gervais: Strong performer in IP litigation
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Borden Ladner Gervais

Leader(s)

Jamie Mills, Chantal Saunders, Beverley Moore

Since

1823

Track record: Borden Ladner Gervais has an outstanding track record in patent infringement actions for major pharmaceutical companies, and actions relating to company computer-implemented lottery systems. The practice also handles internet pharmacy issues, pharmaceutical regulatory law, and government relations for innovative pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Team & differentiation: The firm has a broad patent practice and fields a team dedicated to pharmaceutical litigation, including proceedings brought pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Jamie Mills and Chantal Saunders handle copyright and trademark as well as patent litigation; Beverley Moore is also recommended for patent work.
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