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Smart & Biggar promotes partner, two counsel

Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 6:33 PM | By John Chunn


The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announced that Jeff Leuschner, a patent agent in the firm’s Ottawa office, has joined the partnership.

He works primarily on patent drafting and prosecution in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. He provides advice and counsel to clients on how to leverage patents to support their business objectives.

“We extend our congratulations to Jeff on the achievement of this well-deserved professional milestone,” said Steven Garland, managing partner. “His quality of work, technical skill and expertise directly contribute to our ability to deliver unparalleled advice and service to our clients.”

The firm also announced that Daniel Anthony and Sally Hemming have been promoted to counsel.

Anthony is based in Ottawa and has more than 10 years’ experience as a litigator, including cases involving trademarks, copyright and domain names. He has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Ontario Superior Court.

He specializes in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including registration, strategic management, ownership, licensing and enforcement. He is also one of Canada’s leading experts in intellectual property issues relating to the Internet, social media and domain names, advising clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Hemming, who works out of Toronto and Ottawa, has been practising patent law for more than 15 years, with a focus on securing patent protection in the fields of biotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

She has in-depth experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Canada, the United States and internationally. She also oversees patent prosecution in various other jurisdictions, including Europe, China, Japan and Australia, and in addition provides technical assistance in pharmaceutical litigation matters.