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 intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.

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Abigail Smith

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Ottawa

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property