Andrew Lowes



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, 1994, cum laude; Managing Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, 1991

Bar Admissions



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Andrew Lowes is the chair of Haynes and Boone's Intellectual Property Transactional Practice. He specializes in intellectual property law, including providing guidance to clients in a variety of technical fields with particular emphasis in medical devices, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, and mechanical equipment, as well as trademark, copyrights and other intellectual property. Andrew represents several medical device companies and other high technology industries in both patent procurement and intellectual property management. He is also involved in domestic and foreign patent enforcement litigations.

Andrew's technology law experience includes:

  • Developing intellectual property portfolios for both start-up and later stage technology companies, including establishing and formulating patent procurement strategies, obtaining domestic and foreign patents, and negotiating and securing technology licenses and acquisition agreements.
  • Counseling regarding new and existing products and patent infringement issues, including patent validity, and the design and implementation of non-infringing alternatives to patented technology.
  • Drafting original United States patent applications directed to software, Internet, electronics, telecommunications, mechanical and medical technologies.
  • Assisting in the litigation of several patent cases including, Markman hearings and trials, preparing reexamination requests, and working on interference proceedings before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Prior to attending law school, Andrew was a consultant in the nuclear power industry. In addition to his law degree, Andrew holds a B.S. in electrical engineering.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Special Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Associations, Standards Setting Committee

Patent Trials

Firms Claim Bragging Rights in New Field of Patent Litigation

Firms Claim Bragging Rights in New Field of Patent Litigation

If there really is a death squad for patents, it may not be found at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. A more likely location is the Richardson, Texas, office of David O’Dell, chairman of Haynes and Boone’s patent trials practice group...

Speeches and Publications

  • "IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions," live webinar/teleconference presented by Strafford Publications, Inc., January 25, 2011.
  • "IP Domain: Marking Your Product - Drinking Cup Company's Defense Holds Water," co-author, Tarrant County Bar Association Bulletin, October, 2010.
  • "IP Due Diligence in the M&A Context," State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course, Austin, TX, March 4-5, 2010.

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