Andrew Skodyn


Andrew* is repeatedly recognized as a leading intellectual property and commercial litigator in Canada. He understands the value of ideas and innovations, and has the subject matter expertise to protect them. If you have an intellectual property or complex commercial dispute where the combination of courtroom experience and technical expertise is needed, you want someone like Andrew who gets§ it and brings creative solutions to win difficult cases. With his wealth of experience in trials, applications and appeals, you can trust Andrew to come up with great ideas in a way only a true litigator can. .



Andrew Skodyn

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Andrew's practice is focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation, with particular emphasis on patent litigation, complex commercial disputes and class actions.

Andrew is best known for his experience in patent litigation.  He has represented clients in patent infringement and impeachment actions, applications and arbitrations in a wide range of industries.  This includes pharmaceuticals and life sciences, manufacturing, agriculture, aquaculture and oil and gas.  He also has significant experience with trademark litigation, as well as broad commercial litigation experience in complex cases and class actions.  He has acted for a wide range of clients, including cases in the areas of information technology, licensing, manufacturing, automotive, banking and bills of exchange, professional liability and product liability.

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.

In the pharmaceutical sector, Andrew has substantial trial and appeal experience, having been counsel in several lengthy trials and high-profile appeals.  He has also served as counsel in numerous applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and has significant experience in preparing patent opinions and advising clients with respect to regulatory issues.

Andrew is a regular speaker on intellectual property and advocacy issues, as well as being an active member of professional organizations, including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Advocates’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association.

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  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Review - Editorial Board

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association - Women in IP Committee, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee

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  • IAM Patent 1000 (2012-2018)

    Patent Litigation: Recommended Individual (Silver)   

  • Benchmark Canada (2012-2018)

    Litigation Star - Intellectual Property

  • Best Lawyers (2013-2019)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2016, 2018)

    Intellectual Property, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • Chambers Canada (2016-2019)

    Intellectual Property: Litigation (Nationwide – Canada)

  • Chambers Global (2011-2018)

    Intellectual Property: Litigation

  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2013)

    Litigation Lawyers to Watch

  • Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2009)

    Litigation Lawyer to Watch

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook (2016-2018)

    Patent Star, Trademark Star

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2017-2018)

    Intellectual Property (Recommended Lawyer)

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