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, chair of Haynes and Boone’s Intellectual Property Transaction and Patent Trials Practice, focuses on intellectual property law across a variety of technical fields with a particular emphasis in medical devices, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, and mechanical equipment. He is heavily involved in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, including ex parte reexamination and inter partes review proceedings brought by the firm on behalf of its clients. A number of these proceedings are related to concurrent litigation, and Andrew’s experience in this arena is invaluable in developing defensive strategies in litigation.

In addition, Andrew represents several medical device companies and other high technology industries in strategic guidance on product clearance and intellectual property transactions, as well as patent procurement and intellectual property management.

Prior to attending law school, Andrew was a consultant in the nuclear power industry.

Select representative experience includes:

  • Extensive involvement in patent office trials including counsel on at least a dozen inter partes review proceedings.
  • Developing intellectual property portfolios for 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.
  • Advising on numerous M&A transactions ranging in size from a few million to more than a billion dollars in transaction value.
  • Assisting in the litigation of several patent cases including, Markman hearings and trials, along with concurrent patent office trials.

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, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice 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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