June 24, 2015

International Recognition for IP Litigation

Celebrated boutique Lenczner Slaght marries extensive trial experience with highly specialised IP know-how.

Lenczner Slaght has been recognized for intellectual property litigation in the fourth annual Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 guide to the world's leading patent practitioners.

Marguerite Ethier and Andrew Skodyn were both ranked for IP litigation.

The guide draws attention to the firm's wide-ranging trial experience with particular knowledge in IP Litigation. Lenczner Slaght "is a well-respected group including some of the best lawyers in Ontario. It has a great tradition of litigation and though it only recently broke into the IP space, it is doing incredibly well for some notable clients."

Marguerite Ethier, is referred to as a "life science whiz" and an "incredibly strong advocate".  Marguerite and Andrew Skodyn head up the IP Litigation team. Andrew,  "a man of many talents has demonstrated his flair for oral argument at the Supreme Court and puts his deep patent and regulatory expertise to good use in notice of compliance proceedings."

"Recognition of Lenczner Slaght's IP Litigation practice is very rewarding", says the firm's managing partner, Peter Griffin. "These cases can be threatening to the good-will of an enterprise as a whole and require substantial strategic abilities and courtroom know-how.  We are gratified that our IP Litigation practice continues to receive international acclaim."

About IAM Patent 1000

Over five months, IAM conducted in the region of 1,500 interviews with numerous lawyers, patent lawyers and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000.