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.