Andy is a partner in Torys’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and Federal Court practice. Andy has represented a wide variety of clients in complex patent and trademark infringement and related litigation. Notably, he has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, biologic/biosimilar and cellular telephony industries.
He has appeared as 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 and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property: litigation (2016-2021)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in intellectual property: litigation (2008-2020)
The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2019-2020)
Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys—Litigation Star (IP) (2012-2020)
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in litigation (2012-2020)
Managing IP’s IP Stars (Patent star) (2019-2020)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation, intellectual property law (2006-2021)
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation and intellectual property (2013-2020)
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—One of the 25 litigators to watch (2006)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in dispute resolution (2018)
Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2012-2013)
Lexpert’s Guide to the U.S./Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—One of Canada’s litigation lawyers to watch (2007)
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)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2008-2020); biotechnology (2011-2020); and intellectual property (2012-2020)
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in patents (2010-2019), life sciences (2014-2019) and intellectual property (2008-2013)
Which Lawyer?—Recommended Canadian lawyer in intellectual property: patent litigation (2009-2012)
IAM Patent Litigation 250: The World’s Leading Patent Litigators—Leading lawyer globally (2010-2011)
Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners—Leading Canadian patent lawyer (2013)
Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners—Leading lawyer in Canada (2007)
Cross-Border Intellectual Property Handbook—Recommended Canadian lawyer (2007-2008)
Andy is a well-known speaker and author in Canada. He is a co-author of Canadian Patent Act Annotated. He is an Adjunct Mooting Advisor 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’s interests include creative writing, maintaining a presence on Twitter and dog ownership.
Memberships and Affiliations
Andy is a member of the Intellectual Property section of the Canadian Bar Association, where he serves as Chair of the Court Practices Committee. He is also the Secretary of the Canadian Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Andy is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Litigation and Public Awareness Committees), the Japan Society and The Advocates’ Society.