Partner at Smart & Biggar
Matthew Zischka is a partner, lawyer, engineer and patent agent with a particular focus on advising global and Canadian companies in traditional and emerging technology industries. For over 20 years, he has helped clients commercialise and protect their intellectual property, providing legal opinions and counselling on IP strategy, 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.
Mr Zischka has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars Handbook, The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory and the IAM Patent 1000. He has been praised by colleagues as a “great ambassador for the profession” and is known for his attention to detail, technical knowledge and understanding of the latest industry changes. Clients have commented: “You can go to him with the most puzzling questions and can refer work to him with total trust” (IAM Patents 1000, 2017).
Mr Zischka is a frequent speaker on issues of Canadian patent law. He is active with 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 Canada council. He speaks fluent German.