Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Evan Nuttall

January 20, 2020

Evan Nuttall joins Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, adding to the depth and breadth of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group.

Based in Calgary, Evan’s practice is focused exclusively on complex litigation matters including infringement actions relating to patents, licensing, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs. Known as extremely diligent and capable, Evan uses his practical knowledge of business objectives to provide solid strategic advice and act as a forceful advocate on behalf of his clients. Colleagues have described him as a “devastating” force in the courtroom, and as “passionately advancing his client’s position while at the same time bringing a practical approach to the litigation” ( As a result, Evan is sought after by some of the leading players in the energy, oil and manufacturing sectors.

Recognized for his finely honed advocacy skills, Evan has been honoured regularly by top publications including Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.

Prior to his legal career in Canada, Evan practiced in England as a barrister and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. He has appeared before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in Canada, and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

To learn more about Evan, visit Smart & Biggar’s website.

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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Evan Nuttall

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Western Ontario

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property