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SANA HALWANI is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Sana's practice is primarily focused on intellectual property litigation. In patent matters, she has experience with numerous industries, including pharmaceutical and biologics, information technology (including software), telecommunications, gaming, oil and gas, and heavy industrial. In copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, Sana has represented diverse clients including software companies, furniture manufacturers, fashion designers, and media companies.

Sana has represented clients at all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and regularly provides strategic patent and regulatory advice.

She has also acted pro hac vice in patent actions in the United States, and has extensive experience as part of international teams litigating large cross-border disputes.

Sana is frequently invited to speak on topics in intellectual property, advocacy and diversity in the profession.  She teaches trial advocacy at the University of Toronto, and is a co-chair of its Academic Tribunal.  Sana is Chair of the Life Sciences committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), as well as co-Chair of IPIC's Women in IP Networking Group. Sana is also fluent in French.

Prior to entering private practice, Sana clerked for Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada.  Sana is a registered US and Canadian patent agent, as well as a Canadian trademark agent.

Bar Admissions:
Ontario (2005)
Education:
University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2004) JD (Dean's Honours List and Awarded Dean's Key)
University of Sheffield, School of Law (2001) Master of Arts in Biotechnological Law and Ethics (Graduated with Distinction; Special Commendation for Outstanding Performance)
Queen's University (2000) Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry (First Class Degree; Arts and Science Honour Roll)