Andy currently focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications.
Andy has provided patentability and clearance opinions, as well as prepared and prosecuted both U.S. and international applications in a variety of fields, including the mechanical arts, computer software, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. He has also prepared pre-appeal briefs and appeal briefs for submission to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Before joining Shook, Andy practiced intellectual property law in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he conducted patentability searches and drafted nondisclosure, confidentiality and transfer agreements for a diverse client base. In this capacity, he also helped companies to develop and implement internal mechanisms to protect their intellectual property holdings.