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Cynthia Tape

Lenczner Slaght LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 1997


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Lenczner Slaght LLP
130 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3P5
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Cynthia L. Tape serves as counsel at Lenczner Slaght, where she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both patent and commercial litigation. Her work primarily spans the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, where she has played a pivotal role in numerous patent cases, as well as IP and regulatory matters. Her courtroom presence is notable across the Federal Courts, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and even the Supreme Court of Canada, with additional appearances in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and various administrative tribunals. Before her current role, Cynthia honed her litigation skills within the patent and commercial litigation departments of leading Canadian law firms.

Cynthia's contributions to legal education include teaching patent law at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law, where she was celebrated with an award for teaching excellence from the Law Students Society. She has held the position of Chair for the CBA’s National IP Section Executive and has actively contributed to the legal community through papers and presentations on IP and regulatory subjects. Cynthia also co-edited the Canadian version of Lubet’s Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis & Practice, which is now in its fourth edition.

Her legal journey includes serving as a Law Clerk to notable judicial figures such as the Honourable Charles Dubin, Chief Justice of Ontario, and justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as the Right Honorable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada (retired), at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Cynthia's academic credentials are impressive, holding a Ph.D. in Pathology from Queen’s University, where her research focused on the protein biochemistry of amyloidosis. She is a double graduate of Queen’s University, with an LLB attained in 1994 following her Ph.D. in 1992, and a BSc in Life Sciences obtained in 1985. Cynthia is admitted to practice in Ontario and New York, both in 1997, bringing a distinguished international perspective to her work.


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