Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Matthew Norton as Associate in Ottawa

September 20, 2018

Prior to entering law, Matthew Norton obtained his Master’s degree and worked as a research technician in the fields of cellular biology and genome-wide RNA interference screening. Matthew’s clients appreciate his experience and knowledge of life sciences that allows him to understand the complexities of their products.

His practice focusses on intellectual property litigation, covering both the federal and provincial courts and all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyright. Matthew works with a variety of Canadian and international clients of all sizes and spanning a broad range of industries to help grow and protect their IP portfolios.

During his legal studies at the University of Ottawa, Matthew graduated summa cum laude and on the Dean’s Honour List. He received several awards including the Daniel A. Artola Intellectual Property Award, the John E. Read Prize for Public International Law, the Corbin Estates Law Prize, the John A. Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law and Procedure and a law school Entrance Scholarship.

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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Matthew Norton

Smart & Biggar

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University of Ottawa

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