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.
Andy graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 2005 with a Certificate of Intellectual Property. He also received the Senniger, Powers, Leavitt & Roedel Prize for his work in patent law and the American Bar Association-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Missouri – Columbia.