Andrew's practice focuses on technically complex patent and trade secret matters before district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit. His hard science electrical engineering background and industry experience provide him with a detailed understanding of advanced technology. He has represented clients in patent infringement matters involving wireless data transmission, automatic audio/video recognition, networking security, RFID, semiconductor manufacture, solar cells, block chain, internet transactions, ridesharing, heavy equipment, clean coal, and other technologies.
For instance, in Pi-Net International, Inc. v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (D. Del. Case No. 1:12-cv-00282), Andrew obtained summary judgment invalidating all asserted patent claims on multiple grounds of indefiniteness, lack of enablement, and failure of written description. This result effectively ended the plaintiff’s previously successful patent litigation campaign, which had targeted dozens of technology companies and financial institutions. In Google LLC v. Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (Fed. Cir. Case Nos. 2016-2509, 2016-2510, 2016-2511, 2016-2512), Andrew convinced the Federal Circuit to overrule the PTAB and adopt Google's dispositive claim construction with respect to every single one of 70 claims at issue in four patents. And, in JPMorgan Chase & Co. v. DataTreasury Corp. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 5:12-cv-119), Andrew obtained a $69 million judgment for JPMorgan Chase in a breach of contract action regarding a most favored licensee provision in an agreement settling a prior patent infringement suit.
Andrew’s litigation practice is complemented by his experience handling IP transactions, as well as the IP issues inherent in large mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and assessing the value of large patent portfolios.
Andrew previously practiced in the Patent and Technology Litigation group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he routinely led intellectual property matters involving advanced technology. Prior to his legal career, Andrew worked at Intel Corporation in various research and development, microprocessor design, and semiconductor manufacturing departments. Andrew graduated summa cum laude with a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, where he was recognized as the top electrical engineering student in his graduating class.
Andrew also has extensive pro bono experience, including representing clients seeking asylum, appealing death penalty verdicts, and filing utility and design patent applications.