Smart & Biggar discusses IP enforcement in oil and agriculture for ACC Alberta
May 16, 2018

Steven GarlandOn May 16th Smart & Biggar partners with the Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC) Alberta to host a lunch session focussed on IP enforcement in the oil and agriculture industries.

Smart & Biggar managing partner, Steven Garland, will provide a primer on patent enforcement from litigation process, strategic and tactical considerations, to the impact on the company and employees. The session will also review valuable commercial remedies available to patent owners and related concerns for potential defendant, the problems and pitfalls of patent litigation that can arise, and recent cases in the oil and gas sector.

Steve will be joined by Edda Koopmann, in-house and leading expert in agricultural sciences, who will offer insight on how Ag companies in Canada and around the world can manage Intellectual Property issues, including enforcement and litigation strategies, leveraging specialized IP advices and services from outside counsel.

The session will take place at the Petroleum Club on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.


Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. As leaders in intellectual property and technology law Smart & Biggar has been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit

ACC Alberta serves more than 230 members representing over 65 corporations in the province by offering educational programs, networking opportunities and resources to in-house lawyers in Alberta. The chapter's educational events address topics such as litigation issues, project management and career development, among others.

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