Theodore Sum

Partner at Smart & Biggar

Theodore Sum is a partner in Smart & Biggar’s Vancouver office. His practice covers all aspects of intellectual property, with particular emphasis on licensing and commercialisation, patent and trademark prosecution, due diligence, e-commerce and online issues, and counselling Canadian, US and foreign clients on the strategic management and exploitation of their IP assets. Mr Sum works with clients across a wide range of sectors, including high tech, software and information technology, telecommunications, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, life sciences, energy, clean tech, chemicals, transportation, aerospace and defence, among others.

Mr Sum is frequently involved in public speaking engagements and has written several papers in the field. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria Law School and has also served as an instructor at the University of British Columbia Law School for many years.

Mr Sum is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada under IP law, IT law and technology law. He is recognised annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and in the IAM Patent 1000The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.

Mr Sum is known for “blending creative flair with diligence and microscopic attention to detail” when shepherding deals to close (IAM Patent 1000, 2017). He is also “extremely thoughtful” when it comes to finding the best way to resolve an issue. “He’s professional, responsive, thorough, diligent and detail-oriented, a pleasure to work with” (IAM Patent 1000, 2018).

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Smart & Biggar
2300-1055 West Georgia Street
PO Box 11115
Vancouver BC V6E 3P3

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