Andy Ehmke focuses his practice on intellectual property issues facing companies in the software, computer, and mobile device industries. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Andy was an information systems manager and consultant, and also worked as a programmer designing object-oriented programs for hand-held computing devices.
Andy's experience includes:
Professional and Community Activities
- Developing sophisticated patent inter partes review and covered business method review strategies for high profile technology companies.
- Representing technology companies in patent portfolio development and intellectual property infringement matters.
- Protecting and using intellectual property to establish a competitive position in the marketplace.
- Providing comprehensive strategies for enforcing, defending and litigating intellectual property rights.
- Preparing and negotiating technology, software, patent, and know-how licenses.
Speeches and Publications
- State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section
- American Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- "Inter Partes Review in Patent Disputes," Corporate Disputes Magazine, July-September, 2014.
- "Cyber Security: Protecting Client Confidential Information," Co-Presenter, 31st Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, Texas State Bar, Houston, TX, February 20, 2014.
- "Federal Circuit Appeals From the PTAB: A New Game or Just the Same Old Practice," Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, November 22, 2013.
- Selected as an IP Star in the inaugural IP Stars ranking by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013.
- "Federal Circuit Appeals From the PTAB: A New Game or Just the Same Old Practice?" co-author, Haynes and Boone White Paper, February 1, 2013.
- Speaker, UT School of Law 25th Annual Technology Law Conference, "Five Top Takeaways of the America Invents Act for Technology and Business Lawyers," Austin, TX, May 24-25, 2012.
- Author, "Intellectual Property Protection for the Cloud," April 9, 2012.
- Co-Author, "Lipstick on a Pig—A Claim's Preamble Does Not Confer Patentability on an Otherwise Unpatentable Process," January 9, 2012.
- Co-Author, "Qimonda's Impact on Patent Licenses When a Licensor Goes Bankrupt in a Foreign Land," January 9, 2012.
- Co-Author, "Weathering the Storm: Qimonda, Patent Licenses and § 365(n)," November 8, 2011.
- Quoted in, "The Story Behind S.978, the Controversial Streaming Bill," Giant Bomb News, July 15, 2011.
- Quoted in, "PSN Hacked: What Sony's Security Breach Means for You (And What Comes Next)," Giant Bomb News, April 27, 2011.
- Contributor, with Kendyl Hanks and Mark Trachtenberg, "Annual Review of Litigation, Chapter 3: Appellate Practice," American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, April 2011.
- Speaker, 2011 Game::Business::Law International Summit on the Law of Business of Video Games, "Privacy: Problems and Solutions," Dallas, TX, January 26-27, 2011.
- Editor of the video game law blog Lawyers in a Gamer's World (www.lawyersinagamersworld.com)
- Moderator, 2010 Game::Business:Law, International Summit on the Law and Business of Video Games, "Legal Issues in Digital Distribution," March 16, 2010.
- Co-Author, "Innovation Fee: Surcharge on U.S. Patent & Trademark Protection," February 5, 2010.