Nate Andrews is a district court and appellate lawyer who focuses on intellectual property and technology litigation. He has experience in every stage of the patent life cycle, from drafting patent applications and seeing those applications issue to licensing, invalidity, infringement, and appeals.
Nate leverages his deep technical background, which includes degrees in electrical and computer engineering, in representing technology companies in a wide range of industries, from cloud computing and services to software, semiconductors, analog and digital electronics, telecommunications, blockchain, and medical devices. He has particular experience handling patent validity and infringement. He uses his technical fluency, deep experience in patent law, and firsthand experience as an entrepreneur and researcher to understand the needs of clients in any technical field and provide critical counsel with consideration for the whole business. Nate has drafted briefs at the appellate level and has contributed to filings at the Supreme Court.
Before joining Jones Day in 2019, Nate worked for a number of years at a firm focused on patent law where he prosecuted scores of patents from initial draft through to patent grant. During law school (2016-2019), Nate co-founded a neurosurgical device company that is developing improved technologies for one of the most common neurosurgical procedures. Prior to beginning work in patent law in 2012, Nate conducted academic research from 2008 to 2012 across multiple technical fields from microscale sensors and semiconductor simulation and manufacturing to robot assisted surgery, neuroscience, and material properties of particulate matter.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Note, "Can I Get Your Digits?": Illegal Acquisition of Wireless Phone Numbers for SIM-Swap Attacks and Wireless Provider Liability, 16 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 79.
October 8, 2013
Towards Electrostatic Force-Feedback for Reducing Thermally-Induced Vibrations of MEMS, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition: Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging, 149, ASME
June 18, 2012
Measuring the layer thickness of MEMS using torsional resonance, 2 TechConnect Briefs: Nanotechnology 2012: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational 207, TechConnect & CRC Press
- Northwestern University (J.D. cum laude 2019; Order of the Coif); Purdue University (M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2013); University of Portland (B.S. in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude 2011)
- California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office