Smart & Biggar recognized as “Canadian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year” at Managing Intellectual Property Awards
April 9, 2019

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as Canada’s “Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year”. This honour reflects the firm’s position in the market as Canada’s leading law firm for Patents.

The 2019 awards were presented at MIP's North America Awards ceremony, held on April 4th, 2019 at Essex House in New York City. Partner’s Matthew Zischka and Yoon Kang were on hand to represent the firm and receive the award.

Smart & Biggar has long been recognized by MIP as a leader in IP, and this year the firm was nominated for awards across five categories. Past awards received from MIP include: Specialty IP Firm of the Year 2018, Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year 2017, Patent Contentious Firm of the Year 2018. The firm has also been proudly honoured with several milestone case of the year awards, for precedent setting cases in IP, including:

  • AstraZeneca Canada v Apotex (NEXIUM)
  • Dow Chemical Company v Nova Chemical.
  • Bell Canada et al v 1326030 Ontario Inc dba et al

The firm has also been honoured recently as Canada’s leader in IP law, receiving the following accolades and awards:

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

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