Provided by Andrew Brodkin
Andrew Brodkin is a partner and a member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. Andrew also heads the Dispute Resolution Group, and focusses his practice on high stakes intellectual property litigation where he has been described as “having had more successes than anyone in this practice area in history" (Who’s Who Legal).
Andrew’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright disputes and the complex assessments of damages flowing from the infringement of such rights. He appears weekly before the Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice or the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on multiple occasions.
Andrew provides comprehensive strategic guidance to his clients regarding the development, acquisition, sale and protection of intellectual property and technology assets, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyright, industrial designs, rights of personality, confidential information and trade secrets. He has developed a specialty in integrating the roles of external and in-house counsel by creating clear partnerships with the ultimate goal of generating efficiencies and producing the highest quality work product.
Andrew also advises pharmaceutical clients regarding pricing regulation issues, including those relating to the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (“PMPRB”).
Beyond his intellectual property practice, Andrew has extensive experience in litigation involving provincial and federal governments, having secured a rare finding of liability against the federal government for misfeasance in public office.
Outside of his litigation practice, Andrew has acted as co-counsel to the National Hockey League Officials’ Association in the negotiation of its collective agreement with the National Hockey League.
Recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada Leading Litigation Lawyers, the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Health Sciences Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Litigation Canada, IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000.
Andrew has chaired and participated in conferences on IP issues and is a lecturer for the LL.M. Health Law IP course at Osgoode Hall Law School.
He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.