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Steven Garland

Steven Garland

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Steven Garland
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh


With more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property litigation, Steven Garland has represented a range of clients in the chemical, biotechnological, telephony and mechanical industries. He has appeared as a counsel before the Federal Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Professional Highlights

  • Nova Chemicals Corporation v The Dow Chemical Company et al, 2016 FCA 66
  • The Dow Chemical Company et al v Nova Chemicals Corporation, 2016 FC 91
  • Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc v Imperial Tobacco Products Limited, 2015 FCA 111
  • The Dow Chemical Company et al v Nova Chemicals Corporation, 2014 FC 844
  • Yahoo! Inc v Alpha Base Inc, 2014 TMOB 132

Participation in Wider Community

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow and past President, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Self-Governance Committee
  • Member and Past President of the Canadian Group, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); Chairman of the Q199 Attorney-Client Privilege Committee; Member of the Programme Committee
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Academic Affiliations

Speaking engagements

  • "Update on Patents 2016," Law Society of Upper Canada's 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review, Ottawa, January 2016
  • "A Review of the Law of Privilege for Patent and Trademark Agents," presented at IPIC's The Webinar, November 2015
  • "Recent Developments on Patent Law Before the Federal Courts," Federal Court Annual Education Seminar, Montebello, October 2015
  • "Update on Global Initiatives," 2015 Global Network of National IP Practitioner Associations Summit, Rio De Janeiro, October 2015
  • "Pharma Session I: Don’t Miss the (Right) Mark." AIPPI – Rio Panel Session, Rio De Janeiro October 2015

Teaching activities

  • “Exchequer Cup Moot ” – Judge for law clerks of the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, May 2016
  • Patent Law, University of Ottawa (since 1995)