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.

John Sparks’ practice focusses on a broad range of IP matters, particularly the prosecution of electrical and computer based patents and intellectual property litigation. He holds a B.Sc from Queens University and a J.D from the University of Victoria. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2016.  During his undergraduate studies, John was a four time Chancellor’s Scholar for academic and extracurricular accomplishment. Before deciding to pursue a legal education, he worked for BlackBerry as a Hardware Design Validation Project Coordinator.

To learn more about John, visit his profile here.

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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John Sparks

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Victoria

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property