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Smart & Biggar welcomes Matthew R. Leaper as Associate in Vancouver

December 18, 2017

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Matthew R. Leaper has joined the firm as a patent agent in our Vancouver office.

Matthew’s practice focusses on all aspects of intellectual property counselling and strategy  including patent prosecution, due diligence, and licensing, primarily within the computer, electrical, and mechanical arts.

Matthew holds a B.S. (ArchitecturalEngineering) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a M.A. (Architectural Engineering) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a J.D. from Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law. He is a United States Registered Patent Agent and was called to the New Jersey State bar in 2016. Before joining Smart & Biggar Matthew practiced in the United States at a well-known patent law firm.

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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Matthew R. Leaper

Smart & Biggar

Law School

Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property