Andy is accomplished in all aspects of intellectual property practice in Canada, the United States and internationally. He is highly innovative in the investigation and protection of intellectual property rights and remedies, and the negotiation of technology transfer licensing agreements. Andy is adept at assisting his clients in developing solutions to their IP problems that make most sense from a business standpoint, whether securing protection, enforcing rights or resolving disputes.
Andy is past co-chair of the Trademark Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. Andy has also served on several committees of other international IP organizations.
B.Sc. (Mathematics and computer science)
Barrister & Solicitor,
Registered Patent and Registered Trademark Agent
Andy believes in candlelight dinners with his wife, Mari Lyn; fine wine, good barbecue, and wearing shorts. Andy’s passion for wine led him to complete the Sommelier program and he travels to vineyards near and far to “study” different wines. Andy’s passion for food has led him to the wonderful world of barbecue and Andy can be found tending to one of his barbecues most weekends. Andy is an avid sports fan and cheers hard for his teams to succeed. In the summer months, Andy can be found digging in the dirt, tending to his grapes, roses, garlic, and the rest of the yard, while trying to train his new Hungarian Kuvasz puppy, Tokaji. In between everything else, Andy works hard to stay fit, in order to keep up with his pup and his grandchildren.