Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar is proud to be recognized as a “main player at the top level of the Canadian market” by IAM Patent, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2016 Edition
June 8, 2016

One of only two Canadian firms to be recognized as a Gold band status in the category of litigation, transactions and prosecution, our professionals were lauded as being “the highest quality and intelligent, business orientated and hardworking”.

 In total 11 professionals were recognized by the 2016 edition of IAM Patent. 

 Recommended for transactions:

  • Sanjay Goorachurn is known to be a “pro for creating value for companies, and can always be counted on to manage the IP aspects of complex transactions with a steady hand”
  • Alistair Simpson offers valuable experience when “advising patrons on how best to exploit their hard intellectual property.”
  • Theodore Sum is greatly praised in the high-technology sphere. 

Recommended for prosecution:

  • Ronald Faggetter, a” beacon on the national IP landscape.”
  • John Knox is known to be legendary in the electrical engineering and computer science practice groups. 
  • Christopher Robinson is “excellent and a first choice for biologics companies.”
  • Matthew Zischka is highly recommended for being an incredible practitioner and for being adored by clients. 

Recommended for litigation:

  • Gunars Gaikis, is praised for his “great practice and top litigation skills.”
  • François Guay, known as a seasoned litigator that is a master of untangling complex issues.
  • Steven Garland “has solid in-court presentation skills and gives a flawless performance.”
  • Sheldon Hamilton sought out by pharmaceutical companies for his perspicacious advice.

This is the fifth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.  Their research is based over five months, conducting 1,500 interviews with numerous professionals and leaders in the field. Only individuals identified for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters are featured in the guide. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.

 

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