Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Ryan T. Evans

February 11, 2020

Ryan T. Evans 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.

Ryan is recognized by clients and colleagues as a skilled strategist and seasoned litigator in all aspects of IP litigation and dispute resolution. With the ability to understand complex technologies and the related legal issues that arise, Ryan has earned a reputation as a razor-sharp advocate with a practically minded approach.

Whether providing strategic risk-management advice, conducting investigations, or appearing in Court, Ryan is known for deeply understanding his clients’ needs and objectives and being responsive to them. He takes a practical approach, working with opposing counsel when possible to streamline proceedings and minimize work on the part of the client while ensuring clients understand the impacts of each decision.

Ryan has been recognized by leading peer-reviewed publications including Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000 and The Legal 500 Canada, which named him a “Next Generation Lawyer.” In IAM Patent 1000, he was praised by peers as “devastating” and “only going to get better in the years to come.”

To learn more about Ryan, 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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Ryan T. Evans

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Western Ontario

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property