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Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes associate Nicholas Di Piano

September 19, 2022

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome Nicholas Di Piano to our growing IP litigation bench. Nicholas offers tailored IP solutions for his clients to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes associate Lambert Beaulac

September 19, 2022

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome associate Lambert Beaulac to our Montréal office. He joins our internationally recognized IP litigation group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes associate Irshaad Hashim

September 19, 2022

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome Irshaad Hashim to our expanding IP litigation bench. Irshaad utilizes his biotechnical expertise to provide informed IP solutions.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Ryan Wong to our IP litigation practice

September 15, 2022

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome Ryan Wong to our internationally recognized IP litigation practice. Ryan joins the firm as an associate, with a practice focused in the pharmaceutical sector.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes new associate Malcolm Harvey

March 23, 2022

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome Malcolm Harvey, who joins the firm as a new associate in our growing patents group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes new associate Hyun Woo Choi

March 23, 2022

Smart & Biggar is delighted to welcome Hyun Woo Choi, who joins the firm as a new associate in our patents group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Julia Schur

February 26, 2021

Julia Schur joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s practice in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Emily Miller

August 26, 2020

Emilly Miller joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s practice in Vancouver.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Etienne Lacroix-Couillard

August 26, 2020

Etienne Lacroix-Couillard joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for IP law, adding to the firm’s litigation practice group in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Walter Chan

August 26, 2020

Walter Chan joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for IP law, adding technical expertise to the firm’s patent practice group in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Michal Zielinski

August 26, 2020

Michal Zielinski joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for IP law, adding technical expertise in complex and cutting-edge sciences to the firm’s patent practice group in Vancouver.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Natalie Galley

July 23, 2020

Natalie Galley joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for IP law, adding technical expertise in mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering to the firm’s patent practice group in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Denise Felsztyna

February 11, 2020

Denise Felsztyna joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Andrea Berenbaum

February 11, 2020

Andrea Berenbaum joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the strength of the firm’s Patent practice group in Vancouver.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Noelle Engle-Hardy

February 11, 2020

Noelle Engle-Hardy joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group in Toronto.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Ryan T. Evans

February 11, 2020

Ryan T. Evans joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group in Toronto.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Evan Nuttall

January 20, 2020

Evan Nuttall joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group in Calgary.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar congratulates new partner Lei Liu

January 3, 2020

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, congratulates Lei Liu on his promotion to partner.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar congratulates new partner Patrick Roszell

January 3, 2020

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, congratulates Patrick Roszell on his promotion to partner.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar congratulates new partner Graham Hood

January 3, 2020

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, congratulates Graham Hood on his promotion to partner.

Firm news

Smart & Biggar announces Lynn Ing as new counsel

January 3, 2020

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, congratulates Lynn Ing on her promotion to counsel.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Elodie Dion

December 5, 2019

Elodie Dion joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s litigation & enforcement practice in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Ali Faridkhou

December 5, 2019

Ali Faridkhou joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP advisory practice in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Christopher A. Guaiani

December 5, 2019

Christopher A. Guaiani joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP litigation practice in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Lorena Olmos

December 5, 2019

Lorena Olmos joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s patent practice in Montreal.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Colin Climie

December 2, 2019

Colin Climie joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s patent practice in Toronto.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Eleanor Wilson

September 12, 2019

Eleanor Wilson joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s patent litigation & enforcement practice in Toronto.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Michael Sgro

September 12, 2019

Michael Sgro joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s patent practice in Ottawa.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Jacob Green

September 12, 2019

Jacob Green joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s patent practice in Toronto.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Chen Li

September 12, 2019

Chen Li joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s litigation practice in Toronto.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announces new partner, Jeff Leuschner

January 16, 2019

The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh congratulate new partner Jeff Leuschner .

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Marie Christine Bernier to Montreal

January 16, 2019

Marie Christine Bernier joins our Montreal office an associate on the IP Litigation team.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Julie E. Larouche to Montreal

January 16, 2019

Julie E. Larouche joins our Montreal office an associate on the IP Litigation team.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar announces Daniel Anthony as new counsel in Ottawa

January 4, 2019

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that Daniel Anthony has been promoted to counsel.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar announces Sally Hemming as new counsel in Toronto

January 4, 2019

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that Sally Hemming has been promoted to Counsel.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar’s Daniel J. Hnatchuk adds trademark agent to his qualifications

September 20, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Hnatchuk passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar's Jamie-Lynn Kraft achieves highest mark on Canadian Trademark Agent Exam

September 20, 2018

Smart & Biggar’s Jamie-Lynn Kraft awarded IPIC prize for the highest overall mark in the 2017 Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Karl A. Qin as Associate in Toronto

September 20, 2018

Karl A. Qin joins the Toronto office as an associate in the electrical/mechanical patents & industrial design group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Matthew Norton as Associate in Ottawa

September 20, 2018

Matthew Norton joins the Ottawa office as an associate in life sciences.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Iasha Chaudhry as Associate in Vancouver

September 20, 2018

Iasha Chaudhry joins the Vancouver office as an associate in the life sciences practice group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Nora Labbancz as Associate in Ottawa

September 20, 2018

Nora Labbancz joins the Ottawa office as an associate in trademarks.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Tierney GB Deluzio as Associate in Toronto

September 20, 2018

Tierney GB Deluzio joins the Toronto office as an associate in the pharma litigation group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Matt Campbell as Associate in Vancouver

September 20, 2018

Matt Campbell joins the Vancouver office as an associate, splitting his time between litigation matters and patent prosecution, trade-mark opposition and expungement proceedings.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia as Associate in Ottawa

September 20, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia to the Ottawa office as an associate in our life sciences practice group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Surena Hesami as Technical Consultant in Montreal

September 20, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome Surena Hesami to the Montreal office as an associate technical consultant in our industrial and mechanical patents group.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Tom Trinh as Senior Associate in Vancouver

July 25, 2018

Smart & Biggar welcomes Tom Trinh to the Vancouver office as a Senior Associate in the Life Sciences practice group.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Alice Tseng as Partner in Life Sciences practice in Toronto

May 31, 2018

Smart & Biggar are proud to announce that Alice Tseng has joined the firm as a partner and member of our Life Sciences practice group.

Firm news

Smart & Biggar welcomes Patrick Roszell as Counsel in Toronto

May 3, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Patrick Roszell has rejoined the firm as Counsel.

Managing partner announcement

Smart & Biggar names Steven Garland Firm Managing Partner

January 16, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce Steven Garland as its new Managing Partner and Chair of the Executive Committee.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar Announces Urszula Wojtyra as new partner in Toronto

January 8, 2018

The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh congratulate new partner Urszula Wojtyra.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar Announces Daniel Davies as new partner in Ottawa

January 8, 2018

The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh congratulate new partner Daniel Davies.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar Announces Jean-Sébastien Dupont as new partner in Montreal

January 8, 2018

The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh congratulate new partner Jean-Sébastien Dupont.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Matthew Burt as Associate in Ottawa

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Matthew Burt joins our Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Bryce Dorin as Associate in Ottawa

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Bryce Dorin has joined our Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Ahmed EIDessouki as Associate in Toronto

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Ahmed ElDessouki has joined our Toronto office as an associate.

Firm news

Smart & Biggar welcomes Robert Holthus as Counsel in Calgary

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Robert Holthus has joined the firm’s Calgary office as counsel.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Jamie-Lynn Kraft as Associate in Ottawa

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Jamie-Lynn Kraft has joined our Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Camille Lachance Gaboury as Associate in Montreal

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Camille Lachance Gaboury has joined our Montreal office as an associate.

Firm news

Smart & Biggar welcomes Matthew R. Leaper as Associate in Vancouver

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Matthew R. Leaper has joined the firm as a patent agent in the Vancouver office.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Katie Lee as Associate in Toronto

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Katie Lee has joined our Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Joshua Neubarth as Associate in Montreal

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Joshua Neubarth joined our Montreal office earlier this year as an associate.

Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Jean-Christophe Paquette as Technical Consultant in Montreal

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Jean-Christophe Paquette has joined our Montreal office as a technical consultant.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar’s Jennifer Ponton adds trademark agent to her qualifications

April 20, 2017

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ponton passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar’s Kevin Unrau adds trademark agent to his qualifications

April 20, 2017

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Kevin Unrau passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar’s Kendra Cann adds trademark agent to her qualifications

April 20, 2017

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Kendra Cann passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar’s Kevin Siu adds trademark agent to his qualifications

April 20, 2017

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Kevin Siu passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar announces new partner Timothy Stevenson

January 26, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Timothy Stevenson has become a partner of the firm.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar announces new partner Dr. Mark Pidkowich

January 26, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Pidkowich has become a partner of the firm.

Associate announcement

John Sparks joins Smart & Biggar

January 26, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that John Sparks has joined the firm’s Vancouver office as an associate.

Award announcement

Smart & Biggar's Tamara O'Connell awarded IPIC prize for the highest overall mark in the 2015 Canadian Patent Agent Examination

October 1, 2016

Smart & Biggar/ Fethersonhaugh is pleased to congratulate Tamara O’Connell, an associate with our Toronto office, on receiving the J. Edward Maybee Memorial Prize.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar's Tyler Nechiporenko adds patent agent to his qualifications

September 12, 2016

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Tyler Nechiporenko passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered patent agent in Canada

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar's Nelson Godfrey adds patent agent to his qualifications

September 12, 2016

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Nelson Godfrey has passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered patent agent in Canada.

Certified specialist announcement

Smart & Biggar's Jean-Sébastien Dupont adds patent agent to his qualifications

September 12, 2016

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that Jean-Sébastien Dupont has passed the qualifying examinations and is now a registered patent agent in Canada

Associate announcement

Kevin Unrau joins Smart & Biggar

August 29, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Kevin Unrau has joined the firm’s Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Brandon Heard joins Smart & Biggar

August 29, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Brandon Heard has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Daniel Hnatchuk joins Smart & Biggar

August 29, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Daniel Hnatchuk has joined the firm’s Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Alexandre Caya joins Smart & Biggar

August 29, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Alexandre Caya has joined the firm's Montreal office as an associate.

Firm news

Smart & Biggar congratulates new Counsel David Walters

January 18, 2016

David Walters has been elevated to the position of Counsel in our firm.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar congratulates new partner Martin Tremblay

January 18, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Martin Tremblay has become a Partner of the firm.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar congratulates new partner Ekaterina Tsimberis

January 18, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Ekaterina Tsimberis has become a Partner of the firm.

Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar congratulates new partner Jonas Gifford

January 18, 2016

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Jonas Gifford has become a Partner of the firm.

Firm news

Smart & Biggar welcomes 12 new associates

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 12 new associates have joined the firm

Associate announcement

Nicole Vidinu joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Nicole Vidinu has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Renaud Garon Gendron joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Renaud Garon Gendron has joined the firm's Montreal office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Michael Ionescu joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Michael Ionescu has joined the firm's Montreal office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Kendra Cann joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Kendra Caan has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Abigail Smith joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Abigail Smith has joined the firm's Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Julien Verneau joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Julien Verneau has joined the firm's Montreal office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Paul Jorgensen joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Paul Jorgensen has joined the firm's Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Danijela Obradovic joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Danijela Obradovic has joined the firm's Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Kevin Siu joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Kevin Siu has joined the firm's Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Artemis Lai joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Artemis Lai has joined the firm's Vancouver office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Neil Padgett joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Neil Padgett has joined the firm's Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Daniel Whalen joins Smart & Biggar

October 30, 2014

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Daniel Whalen has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Jennifer Ponton (nee Webb) joins Smart & Biggar

October 30, 2014

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ponton (née Webb) has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie joins Smart & Biggar

October 30, 2014

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie has joined the firm's Montreal office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Tamara O'Connell joins Smart & Biggar

November 11, 2013

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Tamara O?Connoll has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Tyler Nechiporenko joins Smart & Biggar

November 11, 2013

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Tyler Nechiporenko has joined the firm's Montreal office as an associate.

Associate announcement

R. Nelson Godfrey joins Smart & Biggar

November 11, 2013

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that R. Nelson Godfrey has joined the firm's Vancouver office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Eve Heafey joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Eve Heafey has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Lionel Fishman joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Lionel Fishman has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Graham A. Hood joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Graham A. Hood has joined the firm's Toronto office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Erin T. Creber joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Erin T. Creber has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.

Associate announcement

Andrea C. Kroetch joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Andrea Kroetch has joined the firm's Ottawa office as an associate.