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Benchmark Canada Awards, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Real Estate Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Tier 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation - Nationwide, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Leading Lawyer, Intellectual Property, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2020

Lexpert Special Edition, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2019

Chambers Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Tier 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation - Nationwide, 2019

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Tier 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized Global Leader, Life Sciences - Patent Litigation, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized Global Leader, Patents, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Leading Individual, Intellectual Property, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2019

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, IP & Media, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Tier 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation - Nationwide, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe and Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property & Media, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patents, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2017

Chambers Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Consistently Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2016

Chambers Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2016

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2015

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patents, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences - Patent Litigation, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2014

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, General Commercial: Ontario, 2014

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Ontario, 2014

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Canada, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2014

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked – Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2013

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patents, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patent Law, 2013

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, General Commercial: Ontario, 2013

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Ontario, 2013

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Canada, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Andrew Brodkin - BV Peer Review Rated, Commerical Litigation, Intellectual Property

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patents, 2012

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2012

Lexpert Special Edition, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2012

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2012

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Commercial Litigation: Ontario, 2012

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Ontario, 2012

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Canada, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2012

Benchmark Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Litigation Star, Intellectual Property: Ontario, 2012

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patents, 2011

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patent Law, 2011

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2011

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2010

Who's Who Legal, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patents, 2010

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2010

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2010

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2010

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Tier 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2009

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Tier 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation, 2009

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patent Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Consistently Recommended, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Life Sciences: Intellectual Property, 2009

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2008

Chambers Global, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2008

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2008

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Andrew Brodkin - Highly Recommended, IP: Patent Litigation, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Consistently Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patent Law, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Life Sciences: Intellectual Property, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Life Sciences: Intellectual Property, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Up and Coming, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2007

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Litigation Lawyers to Watch, 2007

Lexpert’s Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, 2007

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, 25 Litigators to Watch, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Andrew Brodkin - Recommended, Life Sciences: Intellectual Property, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Intellectual Property, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Up and Coming, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Up and Coming, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2005

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Andrew Brodkin - Recognized, Patent Law, 2005

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, 25 Litigators to Watch, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Andrew Brodkin - Up and Coming, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2004

Lexpert Magazine, Andrew Brodkin - Ranked, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2004

Andrew Brodkin

Partner

abrodkin@goodmans.ca vCard
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 also heads 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 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.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Andrew’s recent representative work includes:

  • Les Laboratories Servier v. Apotex , 2019 FC 616 – successful opposition of an application for an Order prohibiting Apotex from receiving a notice of compliance for perindopril products
  • Evolution Technologies v. Human Care Canada, 2019 FCA 11 – retained after a client was found to have infringed a patent and ordered to pay damages and successfully applied to the Federal Court of Appeal to stay the trial judgment pending the outcome of an appeal
  • Eli Lilly Canada v Apotex, 2018 FC 736 - successful opposition of an application for an Order prohibiting Apotex from receiving a notice of compliance for prasugrel products
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada v Apotex Inc., 2017 FC 1061 - successful opposition of an application for an Order prohibiting Apotex from receiving a notice of compliance for aripiprazole products

RECOGNITION

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)
  • “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)

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

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.

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

Law Society of Ontario