Associate announcement

Neil Padgett joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Neil Padgett’s practice focusses on assisting clients in both obtaining and exploiting intellectual property rights, particularly in relation to computer-implemented inventions. He responds to office actions, drafts patent applications and advises clients on legal issues relating to their intellectual property portfolios. Neil’s clients include high-technology companies, both established and start-up, as well as individual inventors.

During his legal studies, Neil served on the Senior Board of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review as Senior Editor for Intellectual Property and was awarded the academic prize for highest grade in a course or courses concerned with intellectual property.

Prior to joining the firm, Neil gained extensive industry experience as a software engineer through his work on projects spanning distributed systems, cloud computing, data storage and processing and related technologies. He brings to his practice of law a deep technical expertise coupled with a practical understanding of product development.

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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Neil Padgett

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Toronto

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property