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Andrew Brodkin

Partner

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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4278
Fax:   416.979.1234

Andrew Brodkin is a partner and a member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. Andrew is also the head of the Litigation Group, which has been described as “the Bay Street gold standard” (Benchmark Canada).

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 also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on multiple occasions.

Andrew has been described by his peers in the intellectual property bar as:

  • “one of the sharpest minds for tactics and one of the best cross-examiners in Canada” (Chambers Canada); and
     
  • “outstanding, one of a kind in court; he constructs cogent arguments, can cross-examine with the best of them and is extremely eloquent” (IAM Patent 1000).

Andrew also 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 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.

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 also acted as co-counsel to the National Hockey League Officials’ Association in the negotiation of its collective agreement with the National Hockey League.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1993)