Andrew M. Shaughnessy

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.8171
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1991
Queen's University
BSc (Chem. Eng., First Class Honours), 1987
Queen's University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1993

Overview

Andy Shaughnessy is a partner in Torys' Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution, and Federal Court practice. Andy has represented a wide variety of clients in complex patent and trademark infringement and related litigation. He has been an advocate before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario, and specialized tribunals such as the Trademarks Opposition Board. Andy serves as one of the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section representatives on the Federal Court IP Users' Committee.

Andy is a well-known speaker and author in Canada. He is a co-author of Canadian Patent Act Annotated. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he oversees the school's participation in the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot. Aside from the practice of law, Andy is a member of the Applied Science Campaign Cabinet of Queen's University and a running and cycling enthusiast.

Representative Work

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Recognition

Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property law (2006-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, intellectual property: litigation (2016)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2013-2016)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2008-2016)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2008-2014); biotechnology (2011-2014); and intellectual property (2012-2014)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada—Leading lawyer in life sciences and patents (2010-2016)

Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in litigation (2012-2016)

Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal—Life sciences (2014-2015), intellectual property (2008-2013) and patents (2010-2012)

Legal Media Group's Benchmark Canada—Local Litigation Star – Ontario (2014); Leading litigator in intellectual property (2012-2013)

Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2012-2013)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners—Leading Canadian patent lawyer (2013)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Recommended Canadian lawyer in intellectual property: patent litigation (2009-2012)

Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent Litigation 250: The World's Leading Patent Litigators—Leading lawyer globally (2010-2011)

Practical Law Company’s Cross-Border Intellectual Property Handbook—Recommended Canadian lawyer (2007-2008)

Lexpert’s Guide to the U.S./Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—One of Canada’s litigation lawyers to watch (2007)

Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners—Leading lawyer in Canada (2007)

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—One of the 25 litigators to watch (2006)

Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the Leading 100 Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigators in Canada—One of Canada’s 25 litigators to watch (2005)

Insights

2015 IPO Annual Meeting

IP Litigation and its Effects

Presenter, Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative

Cross-examination: Strategies for Success

Skills Instructor, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program

In-house training for the Ministry of the Attorney General

Instructor, held at McMaster University

Media

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Practice Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • AIPLA
  • Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Japan Society