Matthew Zischka
Matthew Zischka
Partner and Patent & Trademark Agent at Smart & Biggar
(416) 595-2767
(416) 591-1690
150 York St, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
Matthew Zischka is Managing Partner of Smart & Biggar. He leverages 20 years of patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation experience with deep industry knowledge to commercialize and protect intellectual property. Matthew is adept at counseling and guiding electrical, electronics, software, and mechanical clients through complex IP challenges. He provides legal opinions and advice on transactions, licensing, assertions of patent infringement, and interpretation of commercial contracts and agreements. He is known for his attention to detail, technical knowledge, and understanding of industry changes. Clients and colleagues note him to be an “excellent” lawyer and “a great ambassador for the profession.” He often lectures on intellectual property law topics and is a former Course Director for the McGill/IPIC Patents Course. In addition to being annually recognized by Lexpert®, Matthew is consistently listed as an expert in Canadian intellectual property law and patent law in various national and international surveys, including The Best Lawyers in CanadaIAM Patent 1000Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook: Patents.
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