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Job Description

, Alberta
Smart & Biggar
301-237 8th Avenue SE
3
patent agent, lawyer, patent agent trainee
permanent

Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest IP and technology law firm, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Our business covers all aspects of intellectual property law – including the procurement of intellectual property protection for our clients (e.g. the filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications), enforcement of IP rights and related litigation, licensing, legal, regulatory, and strategic advice. We have been leaders in intellectual property and technology law for over a century.   Our firm also regularly handles areas of legal practice ancillary to IP, including competition law, contract law, employment law, and other related commercial law matters. 

Our growing Calgary office is looking to add three new members to our Team. In these roles, you will work closely with world-class leaders in IP helping our team create business value by managing, protecting and leveraging our clients’ IP assets. The right candidate will find many opportunities to learn and grow within our firm.  

 

Litigation Partner - More Details

An ideal candidate will be legally qualified to practice in Alberta, with at least 7 years of litigation experience in intellectual property and/or a complementary practice area.  This unique and lucrative opportunity is perfect for an individual who is entrepreneurial, has a portable practice and strong industry relationships, and has the aspiration to help grow and build Smart & Biggar’s vibrant Alberta litigation practice. 

 

Patent Agent - More Details

An ideal candidate will be a Canadian and/or United States lawyer and patent agent with 3+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution working with clients primarily in electronics/computer related technologies, and preferably also experience with clients in the energy industry. He/she will have a technical background in electrical or computer engineering, computer science and/or physics.  Experience with patent litigation and/or patent and technology licensing would be an asset. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are essential. 

 

Junior Patent Agent / Technical Consultant - More Details

An ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in chemistry and/or chemical engineering with expertise in energy related subject matter including oil and gas related technologies.  The ideal candidate will preferably be a qualified Canadian and/or United States patent agent with 1+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution and preferably also experience with clients in the energy industry. Being qualified as a lawyer in Canada and/or the United States would be desirable, as would some experience with patent litigation and/or patent and technology licensing.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are essential.

 

Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, close to transit and amenities, Smart & Biggar offers a comprehensive total rewards package including:

  • A competitive compensation structure based on transparency, clarity and fairness
  • A flexible benefits program
  • Personal days to help balance personal and professional commitments
  • Employee referral program

 If you are interested in learning more or applying to these opportunies, please click the links above. No recruiters, please. 

Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s 2018 Top Small and Medium Employers - Find out why

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Contact

Talent Services
talentservices@smart-biggar.ca