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There is no better firm in the country than Smart & Biggar to obtain in-depth experience in IP and technology law. We are leaders in the field. We practice in every area of IP - and we draw heavily on our student ranks to grow our firm from within.

We're problem solvers with a broad understanding of IP law. Our full-service practice includes high profile litigation, cutting-edge patent and industrial design procurement, trademark and copyright protection, IP counseling and strategic advice, licensing, counterfeit and anti-piracy enforcement. We also advise clients on a range of corporate matters relating to increasing shareholder value through intellectual property rights, including: technology transfers, research and development agreements, trade secrets, the Internet, e-commerce, branding, IP asset valuation, marketing/advertising and pharmaceutical regulatory advice.

With our remarkable international clientele, ranging from hundreds of Fortune 500 companies to small high-tech start-ups, you will find yourself active in cases originating from all over the world. Our diverse array of clients enables us - along with the students who join us - to work on groundbreaking cases, directly involving us in the latest developments in biotechnology, software, pharmaceuticals,electronics, consumer products, the Internet and e-commerce, manufacturing, branding, marketing, telecommunications, and many other industries. We take seriously our responsibility to our students and we believe in investing heavily in our team, as demonstrated by our top-tier training. Our growth comes almost exclusively through our student ranks, so we place a premium on attracting, cultivating and retaining the best students available.

Are you looking to be appreciated, challenged, and involved? Your future at Smart & Biggar looks dynamic, diverse and bright. Choose the firm that has been at the forefront of IP and technology law for over 100 years, and continues to be recognized as Canada's leader.

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Our focus on delivering unparalleled IP dates back to 1906 when Russel S. Smart joined with Frederick B. Fetherstonhaugh to form the common root of our two firms. Our reputation places us at the forefront of IP excellence.

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