Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • 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

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 has prosecuted hundreds of patents and trademarks before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Andrew is frequently sought after for his legal expertise. He has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and has been featured on KCEO radio as a commentator on intellectual property law. He served as an expert witness on trademark law in California state court and has spoken at the University of San Diego regarding entertainment law.

Andrew is an amateur magician and member of The Academy of Magical Arts.

He also has managed a number of little league baseball, softball, and basketball teams.

Representative Matters

  • Won a $12 million summary judgment motion for a breach of contract related to pet food ingredients
  • Represented San Diego Charger, Shawne Merriman, in numerous litigations
  • Settled a case for ASICS spokesperson/wrestler Jordan Burroughs in a dispute against Burroughs' previous licensee
  • Represented ASICS in a contract litigation involving Lutte Licensing
  • Represents ASICS in its patent matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Successfully licensed the Bel Air brand for numerous film and television projects
  • Settled a patent infringement case for Chart Industries, Inc. against GP Strategies Corporation and continues to represent Chart Industries, Inc. in its patent matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Settled a patent infringement case for Suicide Fantasy Sports against ESPN Inc.
  • Represents The Brain Observatory, a non-profit research and public benefit organization, in trademark and licensing matters
  • Represents Chelsea’s Light Foundation, a non-profit organization working to protect children from sexual predators, in trademark and contractual matters
  • Represents the Sierra Nevada Corporation in various intellectual property matters
  • Represents Bullets2Bandages, an apparel brand designed to give thanks to veterans and their families, in various intellectual property matters
  • Successfully represented MMA fighter Rampage Jackson in a lawsuit with his former manager
  • Represents Upper Deck International in a litigation adverse to The Upper Deck Company
  • Represents Red Ryder with respect to trademark matters
  • Represented Pony, Inc. in two separate trademark disputes against Ford Motor Company and Nike, obtaining favorable results in each case
  • Represents Pony, Inc. in its trademark matters around the world
  • 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 Equiplite, in a patent infringement litigation, 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. in successfully appealing 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

Recognitions & Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation (2013 - 2017)
  • 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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