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Litigation Star



Practice area:

Intellectual property

Andrew Skodyn is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Andrew is a very experienced intellectual property and commercial litigator, with particular emphasis on patent litigation, trademark litigation, complex commercial disputes, product liability defence and class actions. His intellectual property litigation experience covers a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, information technology and social media, professional services, manufacturing, agribusiness, and oil and gas.

Andrew is particularly well-known for litigating pharmaceutical patents. He has been counsel in numerous lengthy trials, high-profile appeals, and proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. He is at home in the courtroom and his extensive trial experience sets him apart from most counsel and provides significant benefit to his clients.

Andrew also regularly provides strategic advice on the management, value, and enforcement of intellectual property assets, evaluating patents and portfolios and resolving regulatory issues for a wide range of clients.

Andrew’s broad commercial litigation experience includes complex cases and class actions, usually in highly technical areas. He has acted for clients in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and life sciences, information technology, manufacturing, automotive, banking, and cannabis.

Andrew’s experience as counsel includes trials, applications and appeals before all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in numerous mediations and private arbitrations.

Active in the legal community, Andrew is a member of the American Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Intellectual Property Review Editorial Board, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and Advocates Society.

For his work, Andrew is noted as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, IAM Patent 1000, Who’s Who Legal, WTR1000, Chambers Canada, and Chambers Global, where clients note that Andrew is “well prepared, controlled, disciplined, and persuasive.”

Updated April 2024