Andrew Sojonky is regional leader of our Ottawa Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He is a registered Canadian patent agent in both our Ottawa and Calgary offices.
He is ranked as one of the world's leading patent practitioners (IAM Patent 1000) and as an IP Star (Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook).
Andrew specializes in patent procurement in chemical and mechanical technologies, including oil & gas (upstream and downstream, including oil sands extraction), mining, carbon capture and sequestration, chemistry, material science, metallurgy, clean-tech, and medical devices. He also provides opinions on patentability, scope of protection, validity, and infringement, and advises clients on global patent portfolio management. Moreover, Andrew has an extensive industrial design practice assisting clients with protecting the aesthetic features of their products.
•Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
•Volunteer, United Way Community Action Days
•Volunteer, Give Back to School Day
Publications & Presentations
•Speaker, “Accelerating Patent Examination in the Green-Tech Space,” Sustainable Chemistry Summit, 2011.
•Contributor, Life Sciences and Chemical Patent Practice in Canada - A Practical Guide: 3rd Edition, BLG publication, 2011.
•Co-Author, “Get a Competitive Advantage through Patent Database Mining,” Renewable Energy and Cleantech Canada, 2011 (with David Nauman).
•Speaker, “Patent Strategies in the Oil & Gas Sector,” Global Petroleum Show, Calgary, 2010.
•Co-Author, “Biofuels - Fuelling an Increase in Patent Filings,” Renewable Energy and Cleantech Canada, 2010 (with Christopher Watson).
•Author, “Patent Commissioner Reverses Findings Rejecting Computer-Related Inventions,” The Lawyers Weekly, November 2007.
•Author, “Patenting Natural Products,” Natural Health Products Canada, 2008.
•Author, “International Patent Trends and Strategies,” Canadian Food & Grocery Industry, 2008.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners for Patent Prosecution (2014-present).
•Recognized in Managing Intellectual Property - IP Star (Patent) (2014-present).
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
• Member, Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association
• Vice-Chair, IPO Canadian Committee
• Member, IPO Design Rights Committee
• Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
• Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
• Volunteer, United Way Community Action Days
• Volunteer, Give Back to School Day
(Also at Ottawa, ON Office)
•fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
•Member, Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association
•Vice-Chair, IPO Canadian Committee
•Member, IPO Design Rights Committee
•Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)