Ryan T. Evans, principal in Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office, is a seasoned trial lawyer and an expert in complex infringement disputes. Ryan is recognized by clients and colleagues as a skilled strategist and litigator in all aspects of IP litigation and dispute resolution. With an in-depth understanding of complex technologies and the related legal issues that arise, Ryan has earned a reputation as a razor-sharp advocate with a pragmatic approach. Whether providing strategic risk management advice, conducting investigations, or appearing in Court, Ryan is known for deeply understanding his clients’ needs and objectives. He takes a practical approach, working to streamline proceedings and minimize work on the part of the client. Ryan has been recognized by leading peer-reviewed publications including Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000 and The Legal 500 Canada. Ryan is an active member of the Canadian IP community and regularly speaks at industry events and writes for various legal publications. Western University, LLB (Intellectual Property, Information and Technology), 2007; Western University, BESc (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering), 2005; Registered Trademark Agent, 2009. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.