55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, PO Box 2999, Stn D, Ottawa, ON
Year called to bar: 2008 (ON)
Allan Brett is a principal and senior member of the electrical, electronic engineering and computer sciences practice in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office. He draws on his legal acumen and real-world experience as an engineer for top-tier companies to draft and successfully prosecute patent applications for innovative electrical, electronic and computer-related inventions in Canada and around the world. With 25 years of experience, he has spearheaded more than 300 originating patent applications and is often sought out by top global innovators to safeguard their IP interests. In addition, his drafting and patenting of technology contributed to one of the largest technology deals in Canadian history. Allan excels in offering strategic advice on IP portfolio development, management and utilization. His track record includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of leading technologies, such as communications, semiconductors, memory systems, optical systems, software and business methods. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada and annually recognized in Managing IP's IP Stars: Patents since 2014. BSc (mathematics and electrical engineering); MSc (electrical engineering); LLB (University of Ottawa). Registered Patent Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.