Andrew Chou is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. With a passion for technology, safeguarding brands and intellectual property, Andrew focuses his practice on technology transactional matters and protecting clients’ intellectual property through securing trademark registrations from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as the licensing and enforcement of trademark rights. Known for his meticulous approach to trademark matters and his ability to provide strategic solutions tailored to each client’s needs, Andrew is committed to ensuring the integrity and exclusivity of clients’ trademarks.
Andrew has represented clients ranging from startups to established corporations, advising them on the best strategies to protect and commercialize their intellectual property assets. His experience also involves drafting and advising on a broad range of technology contracts from both the customer and vendor perspectives, including software and SaaS licensing and procurement, services agreements, and reseller arrangements. Andrew also has experience conducting prior art searches, preparing patentability opinions, and assisting in the drafting and prosecution of applications in the mechanical, computer software, and electrical fields.
Prior to practicing law, Andrew worked as a Patent Examiner for the USPTO in the Computer Architecture, Software, and Information Security Technology Center. Andrew’s electrical systems engineering education, coupled with his USPTO background, has provided him with experience in a wide variety of technologies in the electrical, telecommunications, and computer fields.