Yael Bienenstock

Yael Bienenstock

Toronto: 416.865.7954
Fax 416.865.7380


BSc (Dean's List, With Great Distinction), 1996
McGill University
MSc (Atmospheric Chemistry), 2001
York University
JD, 2006
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2007


Yael’s litigation practice focuses on commercial litigation, intellectual property cases, and public law matters. She has experience in a variety of industries, including life sciences, media, oil and gas and consumer products. She has experience in patent litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, and related regulatory proceedings concerning leading drug products for international and North American pharmaceutical companies. She has appeared as counsel in various levels of courts, including the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Representative Work

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IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in litigation (2021)

Managing IP’s IP Stars (Notable practitioner) (2020-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in biotechnology, intellectual property and intellectual property litigation (2020-2021)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading lawyer in patent litigation (2020-2021)



Professional Involvement

Yael is a member of the Forums and Seminars Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

She is also a member of the Advocates' Society and the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association.