Firm news

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 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.

View all announcements by this firm

Matthew R. Leaper

Smart & Biggar

Law School

Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property