Matthew Zischka

Partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Matthew Zischka is a senior partner, lawyer, engineer and patent agent with a particular focus on advising global and Canadian companies in traditional and emerging technology industries. For more than 20 years, he has helped clients to commercialise and protect their intellectual property, providing legal opinions and counselling on IP strategy and advising on transactions, licensing, assertions of patent infringement and contract interpretation. Mr Zischka is in high demand for his capacity to solve complex patent issues and prepare and prosecute patent applications. He has special expertise in advising public and private companies in the electrical, software, electronics, cloud, mobile, mechanical and medical device fields, and in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cryptography and fintech.

Some of Mr Zischka’s recent work includes:

  • advising a scientific instrument manufacturer on patent portfolio strategy before the company was acquired in a significant M&A transaction and assisting the client in the acquisition;
  • advising one of Canada’s leading financial services organisations in a significant patent litigation matter;
  • providing strategic counselling and litigation support to a social media company shortly after its initial public offering; and
  • advising a media and entertainment company in a significant licensing transaction of point-of-sale software.

One of Canada’s leading IP lawyers and a fluent German speaker, Mr Zischka serves on the firm’s executive committee and is co-lead of the Toronto office’s patent practice.

Mr Zischka is an active member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s Canada council.

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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
1100-150 York Street
Toronto ON M5H 3S5
Canada

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