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Andrew D. Skale

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San Diego
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Education

  • New York University (JD, cum laude, 1997)
  • University of Illinois (BSEE, minor in Computer Science, 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Virginia

Andrew’s practice is focused on patent, trademark, copyright litigation, and entertainment law. He also handles complex litigation, including unfair business practices and class action defense. In addition, Andrew prosecutes patents and trademarks before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Andrew has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and has been featured on KCEO radio as a commentator on intellectual property law. He has also spoken at the University of San Diego regarding entertainment law.

Before joining the firm, Andrew was a shareholder in the Intellectual Property section at a San Diego-area law firm.

Andrew also manages a baseball team in the Poway American Little League.

Representative Matters

  • Represents ASICS in its patent matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Represents Chart Industries, Inc. in its patent matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Represents Pony in its trademark matters around the world
  • Represents Upper Deck International in a litigation adverse to The Upper Deck Company
  • Represented ASICS in a contract litigation involving Lutte Licensing
  • Represented San Diego Charger, Shawne Merriman, in a recent litigation, obtaining a favorable result
  • Served as an expert witness on trademark law in California state court
  • Represented Pony, Inc. in a trademark dispute with Ford Motor Company, obtaining a favorable settlement
  • Represented SeQual Technologies, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit, obtaining a favorable settlement
  • Represented Michelle “Bombshell” McGee in a contractual dispute
  • Represented Cook Like a Chef, Inc., regarding the television program, Cook Like a Chef
  • Represented Pony in trademark suit against Nike, obtaining a favorable result
  • Represented Equiplite, in a patent infringement litigation, obtaining a favorable result
  • Represented Pony in a trademark suit against Nike, obtaining a favorable result
  • Represented Stephen Slesinger, Inc. regarding rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters, obtaining summary judgment against the Walt Disney Company
  • Represented Angles BeautyCare Group, Inc. in a jury trial, obtaining a favorable settlement
  • Represented New Name, Inc. against Disney Enterprises, Inc., regarding trademark and copyright infringement, obtaining a favorable settlement
  • Represented Clariti Eyewear, Inc., successful appeal to the Federal Circuit, obtaining summary judgment in a patent infringement case. See Aspex Eyewear, Inc. v. Clariti Eyewear, Inc., 605 F. 3d 1305 (Fed. Cir. 2010).
  • Represented Avid Identification Systems, Inc., obtaining a mandatory preliminary injunction against Banfield, the Pet Hospital
  • Represented Intel Corporation, obtaining summary judgment against a major competitor
  • Represented Stormceptor Corp., obtaining a favorable jury verdict of patent infringement
  • Prosecuted hundreds of patents and trademarks before the US Patent and Trademark Office

Recognitions & Awards

  • San Diego Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation (2013)
  • San Diego Daily Transcript: Top Attorney: Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Transactional (2008)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Arbitrator, Better Business Bureau (2000 – present)

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