Steven Garland

Smart & Biggar - Canada

55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900
PO Box 2999 Station D

ON K1P 5Y6

Patent star 2022

Trade mark star 2022



Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Computer technology & services
Oil & gas

Steven Garland is Managing Partner of Smart & Biggar and Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has over 25 years in trial and appellate experience in intellectual property litigation, including issues relating to patent, trademark, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets and competition law. He has acted in many patent litigation matters that have involved a wide variety of subjects, including pharmaceutical, chemical, biochemical, biotechnological, electrical, telephony, mechanical and industrial matters.

He has appeared as counsel in Intellectual Property cases at the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and Court of Appeal, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears before the Patent Appeal Board and the Trademarks Opposition Board, and has been retained as a mediator in Intellectual Property disputes.

Steve also acts on behalf of innovator pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies for patent-related matters, including patent infringement actions and proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Steve is an adjunct professor of patent law at the University of Ottawa Law School, and a regular writer and lecturer on Intellectual Property matters.

BEng (Chemical-Biochemical); LLB (1990). Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. P. Eng. Ontario Bar (1992).

Last updated 1st June 2018