Associate announcement

Abigail Smith joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Abigail Smith specializes in the field of life sciences (pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, natural health products), with a focus on pharmaceutical litigation and regulation. Her litigation practice spans all areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial design, in a number of subject matters. She works with a wide range of clients including large multinationals, smaller corporations and individuals.

During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Abigail developed skills in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and enzymology.

During her legal studies, Abigail was a recipient of several academic prizes for intellectual property law. She was also a member of the winning team from the University of Ottawa at the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Abigail clerked for Madam Justice Gauthier at the Federal Court of Appeal.

Abigail is a regular contributor to Rx IP Update, the firm’s monthly pharmaceutical intellectual property and regulatory newsletter.

Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law. With offices across Canada, and over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, we are the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas. For over 100 years, we have remained devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets. Whether we are advising an innovative company on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we provide clients with solutions to protect, enforce and leverage their IP.

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Abigail Smith

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Ottawa

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property