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Andrew leads a team of attorneys focused on medical device patents, serving clients ranging from small startups to large companies, universities, and foreign law firms. He provides advice and counsel to engineers, managers, in-house counsel, and executives, developing and executing strategies to protect investments in research and development.

Andrew’s work includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications with a concentration on medical devices, particularly minimally invasive surgical instruments, biopsy devices, cardiac catheters, ocular treatment instruments and methods, and dental surgical innovations. He has worked in various technologies including mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, materials, and software. His patent prosecution experience includes extensive international prosecution with an emphasis on the jurisdictions of Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, and Korea.

In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Andrew provides counseling including patent validity opinions, infringement opinions, and right-to-use evaluations, with advice on risk exposure and design-around opportunities. He also provides due diligence review and counseling, including evaluation of strengths and weaknesses in third party patent estates to assist in determining monetary value in potential acquisitions.

His experience also includes patent portfolio management counseling, including advising clients on how to best invest in their patent estate, where to trim their estate, and how to leverage their patent assets in the marketplace. He also assists clients in drafting and negotiating intellectual property related contracts, including patent licenses, joint development agreements, and settlements.

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Education

Law School

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2003
Order of the Coif
University of Cincinnati Law Review, Associate Member

Undergraduate School 

Ohio State University, B.A., Physics, 1999

Bar Membership

Andrew is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio, 2003

Courts

Andrew is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law 2020

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2015-2019

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2017

LMG Life Sciences, “Life Science Star” in Intellectual Property, 2013-2019

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Member Intellectual Property Section

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Board Member

Major Publications

Andrew is an author of the following publications:

Co-author, “What You Need to Know About the America Invents Act,” Update: Food and Drug Law, Regulation and Education, The Food and Drug Law Institute, July/August 2012.

Editor-in-chief, Media, Advertising, & Entertainment Law Throughout the World, Thomson West 2008-2015