Andrew helps clients protect and defend their intellectual property assets. His practice concentrates on:
- Patent prosecution, reexamination, ex parte appeals, and trial proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- Patent litigation matters in federal district court
- Appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Strategic counseling in patent-related matters such as patentability and freedom-to-operate assessments
Before joining Michael Best, Andrew served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to his legal training, Andrew has a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology. This technical background provides him with an in-depth perspective on the issues facing innovators in the chemical and life sciences.
He has spoken and written on topics ranging from inter partes review (IPR) to recent Federal Circuit and Supreme Court patent law decisions.
Andrew also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where he teaches patent litigation.