Andrew Sojonky

Andrew Sojonky: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (890 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

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.

Community Involvement

•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)

Community Involvement

• Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
• Volunteer, United Way Community Action Days
• Volunteer, Give Back to School Day

(Also at Ottawa, ON Office)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Team North

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9603  Phone
613.787.3558  Fax
University Attended:
Queen's University, B.Sc., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Hons., 2000
Year of First admission:
2004, Canadian Patent Agent

Professional Involvement

•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)

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
•Volunteer, United Way Community Action Days
•Volunteer, Give Back to School Day

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Patent drafting for a Fortune 500 company and a Canadian crown corporation.; Canadian patent prosecution for several Fortune 500 companies and FT Europe 500 companies.; Freedom-to-operate opinions for Fortune 500 companies.; Managing patent prosecution in over 40 countries.; Management of one of Canada's largest industrial design portfolios.; Commissioned study of the feasibility of pyrometallurgical lithium extraction from a confidential compound for McGill University.; Study on the prediction of porosity in aluminum casting using mathematical criteria functions for McGill University.

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