Alistair Simpson is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Calgary office. He has been advising clients on intellectual property matters for more than 30 years. Alistair's practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law including procurement, transactions and exploitation (including licensing), United States and Canadian opinion work, and enforcement and defence work (including litigation), with a particular emphasis on patents. He has extensive expertise working with clients in industries related to high technology and mechanical subject matter, such as telecommunication systems, industrial machinery and systems—including packaging equipment, agricultural equipment, injection molding technologies, energy-related technologies, and medical devices. Alistair has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® (Intellectual Property), Who’s Who Legal: Patents, and IAM Patent 1000. He is a Fellow of IPIC; a member of CBA, LES, New York State Bar Association (IP and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Sections). BASc (Civil Engineering); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1990, the New York State Bar in 2003, England and Wales (Solicitor) in 2012, and the Alberta Bar in 2013.