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Andrew Wright

Senior Counsel

817.806.3809

Andrew’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property matters—including all aspects of litigation, licensing, and counseling, including district court litigation, administrative matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also a registered patent attorney.

After graduating from the University of Texas in 2001 with a B.A. in English, Andrew taught reading classes to dyslexic students in elementary school before deciding to go to law school. While attending law school at the University of Iowa, Andrew developed a fascination with intellectual property law. He decided to get an engineering degree to strengthen his abilities and focus his career on this area. After graduating from law school, he earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas in 2009.

Andrew was formerly an associate at Nix, Patterson & Roach, where he developed extensive experience in the firm’s intellectual property litigation and licensing department. After his time at NPR, Andrew worked at Bruster PLLC, where he represented clients before the PTAB and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. While at Bruster PLLC, Andrew litigated patent cases in an Of Counsel capacity for the Albritton Law Firm. Andrew has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including initial case assessment, discovery, claim construction, summary judgment, trial preparation, trial, and appeals—as well as mediation and settlement discussions, and both litigation and non-litigation licensing efforts.

Selected Previous Representations:

  • Represented DataTreasury in a series of patent infringement cases resulting in publicly reported settlements in excess of $700 million.
  • Assisted trial counsel in Syntrix v, Illumina, which resulted in the largest patent infringement verdict in Washington state history (settled on appeal).
  • Assisted trial counsel in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, which resulted in a willful infringement verdict before settling numerous cases and reaching global peace on multiple litigations during appeal.
  • Represented Secure Axcess before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a case that resulted in a precedential opinion overturning a PTAB decision and clarifying the proper scope of Covered Business Method Review (petition for writ of certiorary pending before the United States Supreme Court).

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in English

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Appeals
  • Inter Partes and Covered Business Methods Review
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Development and Counseling

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Honors & Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas