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Andrew focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, as well as freedom-to-operate (FTO) studies and opinions. As a former in-house counsel and patent examiner, Andrew has a deep appreciation for the role intellectual property (IP) plays in businesses today and takes a strategic approach to obtaining commercially meaningful patent protection. He is also experienced navigating the uncertainties that arise in business and comfortable counseling decision makers through the most important IP risks.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Andrew was Senior Patent Counsel at Johnson & Johnson, where he supported the company’s robotic and digital surgery platforms following the acquisitions of Auris Health and Verb Surgical. Andrew also worked at AmLaw 50 law firms, as in-house counsel at Synaptics Incorporated, and as a patent examiner in the motor vehicle art unit at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Andrew’s technical and industry experience encompasses medical devices and high technology sectors across mechanical, electrical, and software fields, including robotics, surgical instruments, semiconductors, sensors, displays, algorithms, and mobile devices.

Other Info About Andrew


Legal Work Highlights

Prepares and prosecutes patent applications across a range of technologies

Manages global patent portfolios

Conducts freedom-to-operate studies, including invalidity and non-infringement opinions

Supports litigation and USPTO proceedings for patent and trade secret disputes

Reviews and drafts IP agreements



Law School

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2011

Undergraduate School

University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Bar Memberships

Andrew is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

California, 2012


Andrew is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office