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Patrick Stewart Smith
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2014 - Alberta

Year of Call: 1995 - Ontario

Primary Office: Calgary

Patrick Stewart Smith

Patrick Smith is the leader of the Calgary office’s Intellectual Property Group, and is a member of Gowling WLG's Patents and Life Sciences groups. Patrick is also a registered patent agent in Canada, and has won multiple awards and distinctions. Most recently, he has been named the 2016 IP Lawyer of the Year in Calgary by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 and was awarded the 2015 Canadian Contentious Impact Case of the Year by LMG Life Sciences for his representation of Idenix Pharmaceuticals in Gilead Pharmaceuticals et al v. Idenix Pharmaceuticals et al.

Also ranked in Managing IP’s IP Patent Stars 2014 and IAM Patent 1000, he has been described as “aggressive, experienced and technically savvy,” and “one of the busiest litigators around, appearing as lead counsel in a wide range of conflicts.”

Patrick provides strategic patent, trademark, regulatory and life-cycle advice to clients in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, agriculture, biotech and chemical industries.

Patrick has appeared as counsel in more than 100 reported decisions relating to patents, trademarks and copyright in the Ontario court, Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada. His two recent appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada were Teva v. Pfizer (2012) and AstraZeneca v. Canada (2006).

He has successfully represented clients such as Baker Petrolite, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, Janssen, Schering-Plough, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dow AgroSciences, Allergan, Bayer, Purdue Pharmaceuticals and Amgen in all levels of court on litigation matters.

Patrick is a regular writer and speaker on key IP issues impacting companies operating in Canada. He is a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Ottawa and now mentors students, associates and junior partners at the firm.


Featured client work

Featured insights & resources

Re-examination: A viable alternative in Canada

Patrick Stewart Smith

Articles March 1, 2015

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2016

November 2016

2016

2016

May 2016

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

July 2015

IAM Patent 1000 , 2015

2015

July 2015

Managing Intellectual Property 2015

2014

September 2014

Managing IP's IP Stars Handbook 2014

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2014

July 2014

IAM Patent 1000 , 2014

2014

2014

Year of Call, Alberta

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

June 2013

IAM Patent 1000 , 2013

2013

February 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013

2012

July 2012

IAM Patent 1000 , 2012

2012

February 2012

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012

1995

1995

Year of Call, Ontario

1993

1993

University of Victoria, LLB

1989

1989

University of Waterloo, B.Eng.

Patrick Smith
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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is the leader of the Calgary office’s Intellectual Property Group, and is ...

Patrick Smith
Featured insights & resources

Re-examination: A viable alternative in Canada

Patrick Stewart Smith

Article March 1, 2015

Memberships

Insights & Resources

Re-examination: A viable alternative in Canada

Patrick Stewart Smith

Article March 1, 2015

Patrick Smith
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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is the leader of the Calgary office’s Intellectual Property Group, and is ...

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Client Work

Ontario Court of Appeal denies generic pharmaceutical company's claim for innovator's profits

Client Work May 1, 2015

Patrick Smith
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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is the leader of the Calgary office’s Intellectual Property Group, and is ...

Patrick Smith
Featured insights & resources

Re-examination: A viable alternative in Canada

Patrick Stewart Smith

Article March 1, 2015

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