Andrew Sojonky

Partner

Ottawa
ASojonky@blg.com
613.787.3735

Andrew specializes in patent procurement in chemical and mechanical technologies. He provides opinions on patentability and advises clients on global patent portfolio management.

He has expertise in patents related to:

  • material science
  • chemistry
  • clean-tech
  • renewable energy
  • carbon capture and sequestration
  • oil & gas
  • mining
  • metallurgy
  • medical devices

Andrew also has an extensive industrial design practice assisting clients with protecting the aesthetic features of their products.

Within BLG, Andrew is National Group Manager of our Intellectual Property Group.

He is a registered Canadian patent agent in both our Ottawa and Calgary offices.

Experience

  • Patent drafting for Fortune 500 companies to Government corporations.
  • Canadian patent prosecution for several Fortune 500 companies and FT Europe 500 companies.
  • Patent opinions for Fortune 500 companies to Government corporations.
  • 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.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association
  • Member (past Vice-Chair), IPO Canadian Committee
  • Member, IPO Design Rights Committee
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Community Involvement

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

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of Intellectual Asset Magazine's (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals (Patent Prosecution). One of only 13 Canadian practitioners to be recognized as "highly recommended" in 2019.
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars (Patent).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Canadian Patent Agent, 2004
  • BSc (Hons.) in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Queen's University, 2000