Andy is a civil litigator with experience representing clients nationwide in state and federal court, including all District Courts in California, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 7th and Federal Circuits, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and in Patent and Trademark office proceedings.  Andy has experience representing clients of all sizes: from Fortune 500 companies to startups.  He has substantial experience in intellectual property, including trademark prosecution and enforcement, trade secret, and patents as well as commercial litigation of all types.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented a major networking firm on appeal of an adverse agency decision, leading to the Court vacating the decision.
  • Represented a pay-tv provider and its subsidiaries sued in a distant forum, leading to the dismissal or transfer of each case from the distant forum to the pay-tv provider’s home district.
  • Represented a technology startup facing a settlement demand and removal of the startup’s products from, and resolved the matter favorably.
  • Developed a brand protection strategy for a technology company facing massive counterfeiting of its goods.
  • Represented a semiconductor manufacturer in a case raising complex patent and contract issues and achieved summary judgment on all issues.
  • Represented a smartphone manufacturer facing a Section 337 claim in the International Trade Commission.

Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Andy was a litigation associate at Fish & Richardson P.C. in Washington, D.C., and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He received his Juris Doctorate with highest distinction from the University of Iowa where he was recognized for his scholastic achievements in the study of intellectual property.

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