June 10, 2022

Sana Halwani & Jordana Sanft Recognized as Leading Practitioners in IP

Managing Intellectual Property’s 2022 IP STARS handbook, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners, has once again recognized Sana Halwani and Jordana Sanft for their patent and trademark expertise.

Following extensive surveys and interviews with top firms, IP agencies, individual practitioners and clients, our expert IP litigators, Sana and Jordana continue to be recognized as both Patent and Trademark Stars.

Lenczner Slaght has also been recognized as one of Canada’s most notable patent contentious firms.

Sana is Head of the firm’s growing Intellectual Property Group. 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. In the last year, Sana has appeared twice at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of interveners, Authors Alliance and Ariel Katz, both in appeals that have the potential to be extremely important in Canadian copyright law and to the copyright tariff regime specifically. She continues to be recognized by clients and peers for her scientific background, sharp legal skills, and deep industry knowledge. Sana is also named in the 2022 edition of 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 PM(NOC) Regulations, patent impeachment and infringement actions, judicial review proceedings, and damages actions. Jordana has appeared as counsel in matters before the Federal Court of Appeal, Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and specialized tribunals. Jordana is a registered patent and trademark agent.

Congratulations, Sana and Jordana!

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.