Steven Garland is the chair of Smart & Biggar's Executive Committee and managing partner of the firm. Steve has over 25 years of experience in IP litigation. He has appeared as counsel before 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, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Patent Appeal Board and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Steven was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 Intellectual Property Law, Canada’s 2013 Trademark Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada, and listed in, amongst others, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada, LMG Life Sciences, Benchmark Canada, IAM Patent 1000. Fellow and past president of IPIC. Member and past president of the Canadian Executive Council for AIPPI. Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa Law School (Patent Law). BEng (Chemical-Biochemical); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. P. Eng. Ontario Bar, 1992.
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