Smart & Biggar partners with Invest Ottawa to support technology and innovation community
November 27, 2017

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce a new partnership with Invest Ottawa that will enable the firm to provide education and guidance on IP strategy to start-ups, technology companies and entrepreneurs.  

In line with Invest Ottawa's objectives to increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the national capital region, Smart & Biggar is committed to helping Canadian companies understand the importance of IP as a part of their business growth plans.

"For Canadian companies to grow and compete in the world market they need to be savvier users of IP" said Elliott Simcoe, National Practice Group Leader, Technology Group at Smart & Biggar. "Ottawa is an important technology and innovation hub for Canada. We are committed to working with these companies to raise the level of IP strategy and awareness in the Capital and bring commercial value to Canadian companies."

“We are delighted to welcome Smart & Biggar as a partner of Invest Ottawa,” said Michael Tremblay, President and CEO of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards.  “We are dedicated to helping high growth companies to launch, scale globally and succeed. As a Canadian leader in intellectual property and technology law, Smart & Biggar will bring critical expertise to the entrepreneurs and firms we serve.  This insight will contribute to the growth and commercial success of these ventures, enabling them to protect their ideas and compete internationally.” 

Through the partnership, Smart & Biggar will offer programs tailored to early stage start-ups, growing businesses and established entrepreneurs, including free monthly IP Clinics and quarterly IP Master Classes. These programs, offered onsite at Bayview Yards, are designed to help Ottawa companies understand the value of IP Strategy and how to be better leverage IP to scale up in a competitive market.


About Smart & Biggar 

Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest intellectual property and technology law firm. Smart & Biggar works with global and domestic businesses and law firms, to help them secure, protect and maximize the value of their innovations and intellectual property investments in Canada.

Consistently recognized as the leading Canadian IP firm by a wide range of third party domestic and international rankings, Smart & Biggar provides the world’s most successful and innovative businesses with sophisticated and creative IP solutions for over 100 years. For more information, please visit

For media inquiries contact: Julie Klein, National Marketing Manager, Smart & Biggar

About Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s capital, facilitates economic growth and job creation in the city of Ottawa. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has helped facilitate the creation of over 5100 jobs and worked thousands of small to medium size enterprises.  Guided by a mission to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a business, we help to catalyze the growth and success of local entrepreneurs and firms.  A non-profit corporation, Invest Ottawa delivers programs and services that enable innovation, investment and trade, helping companies to compete with anyone in the world.  This includes: start-up incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business and investment attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.  For additional information, please visit:

For information on Invest Ottawa & Bayview Yards, contact:  Sonya Shorey, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards; 613.851.9416;


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