June 30, 2023

Lenczner Slaght Litigators Recognized Among Leading Practitioners in IP

Managing Intellectual Property’s 2023 IP STARS handbook, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners, continues to recognize Sana Halwani and Jordana Sanft.

Following extensive surveys and interviews with top firms, IP agencies, individual practitioners and clients, Lenczner Slaght has been recognized as one of Canada’s most notable patent contentious firms once again. Our expert IP litigators, Sana and Jordana also continue to be recognized as both Patent and Trademark Stars.

Sana is Head of the firm’s growing Intellectual Property Group. She is a leader in IP litigation in Canada. Her practice is generally comprised of large, high profile and/or cross-border IP litigation. She appears before all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and regularly provides strategic patent and regulatory advice. As a powerhouse litigator, Sana’s growing practice has continued to position her as a leader within our firm, the IP bar, and the legal market. Sana has appeared twice at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of interveners Authors Alliance and Ariel Katz. The latter decision was the SCC’s first copyright ruling on the new ‘making available’ online provision of the Copyright Act, and featured in Lexpert’s Top 10 Business Decisions of 2021/2022.

Sana also continues to be named among Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP list.

Jordana is a top-notch advocate, recognized on a national and global level for her deep expertise in all areas of intellectual property law. While she has served as lead counsel in precedent-setting patent litigation for pharmaceutical and and life sciences clients, her experience in IP extends across a range of industries. She is well known as a trusted advisor to her clients, providing practical and strategic advice to obtain successful results in and out of the courtroom. She regularly acts in proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, patent impeachment and infringement actions, judicial review proceedings, and damages actions. She also 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, Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and specialized tribunals. She is a registered patent and trademark agent.

Congratulations to all who are recognized!

About Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS 

IP STARS rankings are based on rigorous and extensive research carried out over a six-month period, starting from September each year. This includes a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the IP legal market. Research analysts from all over the world gather information from firms and their clients through interviews, emails and online surveys, as well as from existing public data. Rankings are determined by assessing the strength of the firm’s IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients and track record. Judgments about which firms to include in the rankings, and which tier and practice area they should be in, take account of all this information.