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Steven Garland

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Steven Garland has approximately 30 years of trial and appellate experience in IP litigation. He has appeared as counsel at the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, provincial superior and appellate courts in Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and Alberta, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Steven represented Dow Chemical Company in obtaining the largest reported patent infringement award. He has been recognized annually in Chambers and the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. In 2018 and 2019 he was honored with Lexology's Client Choice Award. In 2018 he was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada in IP Law. In 2020, Benchmark Litigation Canada named Steven IP Litigation Lawyer of the Year and among the top 50 trial lawyers in Canada.


Partner. Ontario Bar 1992. Registered Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent. Registered to practise before the USPTO. Professional Engineer.

Professional Memberships

Fellow and Past President, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Member and Past President, Canadian Executive Council for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Member: Canadian Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Society of Petroleum Engineers.


B.Eng. (Chemical-Biochemical), LL.B.