Associate announcement

Lionel Fishman joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Lionel Fishman’s practice focusses on patent and industrial design prosecution and litigation, particularly in the mechanical, electrical, computer and software fields.

Mr. Fishman’s client activities involve Canadian companies seeking to obtain industrial design and patent protection in Canada and abroad, and associate firms outside of Canada seeking to obtain patent protection for foreign clients.

Through work terms as an engineering student, Mr. Fishman gained experience in the medical devices field and the aerospace and aeronautics industries. During his legal studies, he was the recipient of the Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History (awarded to the top 15 graduating students in each of Ontario’s law schools), the Hugh G. Doyle Memorial Prize for Family Law, and the 2008-2009 Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarship.

Mr. Fishman holds a B.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude) and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa.

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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Lionel Fishman

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Ottawa

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property