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.

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Recognition

Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property: litigation (2016-2021)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in intellectual property: litigation (2008-2021)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2019-2021)

Managing IP’s IP Stars (Patent star) (2019-2021)

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys—Litigation Star (IP) (2012-2021)

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in litigation (2012-2020)

LMG Life Sciences—Life Sciences Star in intellectual Property (2012-2020)

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 (2013-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation (2008-2021); biotechnology (2011-2021); and intellectual property (2012-2021)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in patents (2008-2020); life sciences (2014-2021) 

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)

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

Cross-Border Intellectual Property Handbook—Recommended Canadian lawyer (2007-2008)

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

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

Lexpert/American Lawyer’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)

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Professional Involvement

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 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 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.

Aside from the practice of law, Andy is a member of the Applied Science Campaign Cabinet of Queen's University 

Memberships and Affiliations

International Patent Enforcement Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Litigation Committee, ADR Committee, Intellectual Property Trade Policy Committee, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers
AIPLA
Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association
The Advocates' Society
Japan Society