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Jordana* is a top-notch advocate who is recognized on a national and global level for her deep expertise in intellectual property litigation. While she has served as lead counsel in precedent-setting patent litigation for pharma and life sciences clients, her experience in IP extends across a range of industries. Collaborating closely with her clients, she works to achieve their objectives and optimize results. In every case, Jordana brings innovation§ to her work by advancing ideas that can overcome any challenge. She uses logic, reason and creativity in creating winning strategies. Her passion for intellectual property law is evident in the energy and skill she brings to litigation . As one of the top women in IP globally, clients trust Jordana to handle their most complex cases. .

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Jordana Sanft (she/her)

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Jordana practices in all areas of intellectual property law, and is particularly well known for her experience in patent and trademark disputes. She is recognized for treating clients as partners, providing practical and strategic advice and obtaining successful results in and out of the courtroom.     

Jordana has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. She also works with clients in the technology, biotechnology, consumer goods, energy, food and beverage, hospitality, and horticulture industries. She regularly acts in proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, patent impeachment and infringement actions, judicial review proceedings, and damages actions.

As part of her approach in leading Canadian IP litigation, Jordana works with clients to maximize success on a local and global level. Jordana has an interest in legal issues at the intersection of IP and artificial intelligence. She regularly works with clients concerning the protection and optimization of their intellectual property portfolios and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.

Jordana has appeared as counsel in matters before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and specialized tribunals such as the Trademarks Opposition Board. Jordana is a registered patent and trademark agent.

  • Akebia Therapeutics, Inc v Fibrogen Inc

    Counsel to FibroGen Inc. and AstraZeneca AB in an impeachment action in the Federal Court in respect of Canadian Patent Nos. 2,468,083, 2,467,689, and 2,526,496. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | January 1, 2022

  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures v Connacher Oil and Gas Limited

    Counsel to Connacher Oil and Gas Limited in a patent infringement action commenced by Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures in regard to Canadian Patents 2 323 029 and 2 391 721. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | January 1, 2021

  • Fortress Real Developments Inc.

    Counsel to Fortress Real Developments Inc. in an appeal from a decision of the Registrar in respect of FORTRESS REAL CAPITAL & CASTLE DESIGN (see T-317-16) and in various trademark prosecution matters. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | January 1, 2021

  • Fresh Baked Goods

    Counsel to Steven Page (formerly of the Barenaked Ladies) in an action in the Ontario Superior Court in regard to a copyright authorship action commenced by Ed Robertson pertaining to the hit theme song from The Big Bang Theory. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | January 1, 2021

  • Premier Tech

    Counsel to Premier Tech in regard to trademark portfolio strategy, pre-litigation advice and enforcement, opposition proceedings and other trademark prosecution matters, and trademark litigation. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | January 1, 2021

  • Merck Canada Inc. v The Minister of Health

    Counsel to Merck Canada Inc. in a judicial review proceeding in the Federal Court in regards to patent listing for KEYTRUDA. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | November 1, 1900

  • Natco Pharma (Canada) Inc. v Canada (Health)

    Counsel to Gilead Sciences Inc. in a judicial review proceeding in the Federal Court, which was the first ever challenge of data protection for anti-HIV combination drug therapies in respect of DESCOVY. Successfully upheld data protection. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | October 1, 1900

  • Genentech Inc. et al v Amgen Canada Inc.

    Counsel to Hoffmann-La Roche Limited and Genentech, Inc. in various Federal Court actions under the new PMNOC Regulations in respect of trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN), which were the first actions under the new regime. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | September 1, 1900

  • Genentech Inc. et al v Celltrion Healthcare Co, Ltd.

    Counsel to Hoffmann-La Roche Limited and Genentech, Inc. in various Federal Court actions under the new PMNOC Regulations in respect of trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN), which were the first actions under the new regime. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | August 1, 1900

  • Eli Lilly v Various Generic Companies

    Counsel to Eli Lilly and Company in various Federal Court proceedings in respect of teriparatide (FORTEO). (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght.)

    Jordana Sanft | July 1, 1900

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  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Conference Committee Chair (2021-2023); Vice Chair (2019-2021); Women in IP Networking Group

  • Canadian Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section; IP Court Practice Committee - Chair (2017-2020) and Member (2021)

  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

  • The Toronto Intellectual Property Group

  • ChIPs - Non-profit organization advancing women in technology, law and policy

  • The York School - Risk Committee of the Board of Directors; Member at Large (2017-present)

  • Youth Rising Above - Board Member (2021-2022)

  • Chambers Global (2020-2022)

    Intellectual Property – Litigation (Canada)

  • Chambers Canada (2020-2022)

    Intellectual Property: Litigation (Nationwide – Canada), Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (Nationwide – Canada)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2018-2022)

    Intellectual Property (Consistently Recommended), Litigation - Intellectual Property (Consistently Recommended), Life Sciences & Health (Repeatedly Recommended)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Technology Lawyers (2021)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Health Sciences Lawyers (2021)

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2015-2022)

    Intellectual Property

  • IAM Patent 1000 (2019-2020)

    Patent Litigation: Recommended Individual (Silver)

  • LMG Life Sciences (2016)

    Canadian IP Contentious Impact Case of the Year (Gilead Sciences Inc v Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc)

  • LMG Life Sciences (2021)

    Canadian Patent Impact Case of the Year (Natco Pharma v Minister of Health and Gilead Sciences)

  • Managing Intellectual Property: IP STARS (2015-2021)

    Patent Star – Canada, Trademark Star – Canada, Top 250 Women in IP


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