Andy’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution, representing a wide variety of clients in complex patent and trademark infringement and related litigation. With a focus on life sciences, Andy has decades of experience protecting the IP rights of clients in the industry and has deep knowledge and perspective on pharmaceutical patents.
He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as specialized tribunals such as the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
Andy is very active in the legal community and is a well-known speaker, teacher and author in Canada.
Andrew Shaughnessy is praised for his ‘attentive client service’ by one source, while others hail him for his ‘practical and strategic advice.’ He is a highly experienced intellectual property litigator with an impressive track record representing clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.
—Chambers Global, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property: litigation
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in intellectual property: litigation
The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in intellectual property
Managing IP’s IP Stars—Patent star
Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys—Litigation Star (IP)
IAM Global Leaders Guide—Canada
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in litigation
LMG Life Sciences—Life Sciences Star in intellectual property
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation and intellectual property law
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation and intellectual property
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation, biotechnology, intellectual property and life sciences & health
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in patents, patent litigation and life sciences
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most frequently recommended in dispute resolution
Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property
Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners—Leading Canadian patent lawyer
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.
Andy is highly active in the legal profession, serving as the Chair of the Court Practices Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and the Secretary of the Canadian Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. He is also a member of the International Patent Enforcement Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association; the Litigation Committee, ADR Committee and Intellectual Property Trade Policy Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; the Intellectual Property/Information Technology Section of the Ontario Bar Association; the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers; the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association; The Advocates’ Society; and the Japan Society.
In the community, Andy is a member of the Applied Science Campaign Cabinet of Queen’s University.