News Release

Lenczner Slaght Recognized by Chambers Canada for Intellectual Property

Ethier and Skodyn singled out as leading lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation

October 05, 2015

Two lawyers from the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice were recognized by Chambers Canada in the inaugural edition of Canada's leading lawyers for business in 2016 published in October.

Marguerite Ethier is a ‘highly regarded individual in the IP litigation space.  She recently represented Johnson & Johnson as the defendant in a biologics patent infringement case.  Ethier is also qualified to practice in California."

Andrew Skodyn "offers impressive depth in patent litigation.  His areas of expertise include pharmaceuticals and life sciences, as well as oil and gas"

The Intellectual Property Litigation practice at Lenczner Slaght represents clients covering an extensive range of intellectual property matters in proceedings before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.  

Our lawyers have also litigated IP cases in the U.S., and they regularly represent U.S.-based corporations on the Canadian aspects of disputes that span multiple jurisdictions.

The 2016 Guide lauded Lenczner Slaght as the ‘highly sought-after boutique with noted market standing across the gamut of commercial litigation matters and extensive experience before the Supreme Court of Canada."  Quoting a client interviewed for the directory, "I am really impressed with the firm.  They put their finger right on the problem."

The Chambers rankings are the culmination of extensive research with law firm clients and legal professionals.

"The success of a business is closely tied to its ability to protect its intellectual property and trade secrets", explained Peter Griffin, Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght.  "The success rate of our IP litigators in assisting their clients with domestic and international disputes is among the best."

About Chambers
Chambers and Partners, headquartered in London, UK, publish guides to the legal profession in 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. They conduct in-depth research throughout the year on legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. 

About Chambers Canada
Chambers Canada recommends law firms and lawyers in over 40 practice areas in all provinces and territories in Canada. Lawyers are ranked based on legal ability, knowledge and experience, effectiveness and client service; practice area rankings are based upon submissions and in-depth objective research conducted by Chambers researchers with lawyers and clients.

View the inaugural Chamber Canada Guide 2016.
Learn about our Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

Recognized as Canada's leading litigation firm, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in complex, high-profile cases across the country. The firm's lawyers are distinguished by their depth of courtroom experience. They appear regularly at all levels of the federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Lenczner Slaght is known for its wealth of talent: the firm's partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, lead a recruitment and mentoring program that attracts gifted litigators committed to upholding the highest professional standards. 

From commercial disputes, class actions and cross-border disputes to administrative law and professional regulation, Lenczner Slaght brings expert strategy – backed by rigorous research, skilled data management and solid administrative support – to demanding cases in all areas of litigation. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based firm has a diverse roster of clients that ranges from individuals and small businesses, to large and multinational companies, to professional associations and regulatory bodies. The firm's 52 lawyers focus exclusively on litigation.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Tracy Holotuk
Director, Client Development
416-865-2945 
tholotuk@litigate.com