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Paul J. Andre is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Department, and the managing partner of the Silicon Valley office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation involving complex technology, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences, computer science and the electrical arts. He has substantial experience representing clients as both plaintiff and defendant in over 100 patent trials and litigations throughout the country, and has been admitted to federal courts in over 30 states.

Mr. Andre also represents clients from a variety of technology related industries in general intellectual property counseling, trade secret protection and other commercial matters.

Mr. Andre's formal technical training includes undergraduate and graduate courses, laboratory work and/or degrees in molecular and cellular biology, immunology, physics (electrical), chemistry and computer programming.

Mr. Andre is very active in the intellectual property legal community and has been a long term member of several organizations that promote the protection of intellectual property. In addition, he served as a guest lecturer in the Federal Litigation class at Stanford University School of Law for over ten years.

Representative matters include:

  • Representation of plaintiff patentee in a two week infringement jury trial involving stem cell technology.
  • Representation of plaintiff patentee in a two week patent infringement jury trial involving computer software.
  • Representation of plaintiff/counterdefendant in a five patent, two week jury trial involving security software.
  • Representation of plaintiff in a one week trade secret and breach of contract jury trial involving FRL (Filter-Regulator-Lubricator) devices.
  • Representation of defendant in a five week trade secret bench trial involving predictive analytic software.
  • Representation of defendant in a three week patent infringement jury trial involving eight patents relating to semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
  • Representation of defendant in a three week patent infringement trial involving monoclonal antibodies.

J.D., Fordham University School of Law
Ph.D. Candidate Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
M.S. Middle Tennessee State University
B.S. Middle Tennessee State University
New York
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S.C.A., Federal Circuit
U.S.C.A., 9th Circuit
U.SD.C., Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California
U.S.D.C., Southern, Western and Northern Districts of New York
U.S.D.C., District of Colorado
    -Best Lawyers (2016)
    -American Intellectual Property Law Association
    -Intellectual Property Owners Association
    -American Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections)
    -California Bar Association
    -Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
    -San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court
    -Bar Association of San Francisco
    -Barristers Club