Firm dominates in IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012
June 20, 2012

We are pleased to announce that in the inaugural edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012, the firm had more IP practitioners listed than any other firm in Canada. Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh was recognized as "featuring a battalion of dynamic, IP-dedicated practitioners" and having "sufficient focus and bench depth to provide top-drawer counsel across the board." In total, 11 of our professionals were recognized in the guide:

John Bochnovic – "cultivates a broad practice encompassing licensing issues in electronics and pharmaceuticals"
Gunars A. Gaikis
– "builds 'fantastic working relationships' with major innovators"
Steven B. Garland – recognized for his representation of Amazon.com: "its famed '1- click' victory has been instrumental in defining the scope of business method patentability"
Sanjay D. Goorachurn – "outstanding strategist," "appreciated for his astute advice across a multitute of sectors"
François Guay
– "great courtroom performance"
J. Sheldon Hamilton – "a straightforward yet highly effective litigation style"
John W. Knox – "a forerunner in his discipline"
J. Christopher Robinson
– "first-rate life sciences prosecution skills"
Alistair G. Simpson
– "noted for his skilful drafting of agreements in the high-technology, computing and mechanical spheres"
Theodore W. Sum – "among the best of the best"
Matthew Zischka
– "extremely strong and well regarded"

Research for the guide was conducted by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine and was based on extensive telephone interviews and correspondence with private practitioners, in-house counsel and patent agents.

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