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 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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Neil Padgett

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Toronto

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property