Andrew C. Graham

Of Counsel
Intellectual Property
Austin
737-201-1609

Andrew C. Graham is of counsel in the technology/intellectual property law group. Andrew is a registered U.S. patent attorney and focuses on patent matters in the electrical and electronic arts, with an emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling related to patent acquisition and portfolio management strategies, patent invalidity activities, and licensing.

Andrew has extensive experience in the patent acquisition process, including inventor interactions and invention disclosures, evaluations of patentability, and the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and coordination with foreign patent counsel in the prosecution of foreign applications.

Prior to joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Andrew was a partner with Howison & Arnott. Before his time at Howison & Arnott, Andrew was a partner for 15 years at Zagorin O’Brien Graham LLP, a firm he co-founded in 1998. Andrew began his legal career in 1992 at the Austin office of Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, initially as a technical writer, then as a Patent Agent while in law school, then as an attorney.

Andrew began his technical career in 1976 at Mostek Corporation, where he held design engineering and engineering management positions related to semiconductor memory product design, including dynamic random access memories (DRAMs), static RAMs, and programmable memory devices. In 1984, he joined GigaBit Logic and served as Director of Memory Development, overseeing the development of ultra high-speed gallium arsenide memory devices. Andrew co-founded Gazelle Microcircuits in 1985 and served as Vice-President of Engineering until 1991 when Gazelle was acquired by TriQuint Semiconductor (now QORVO).

Andrew is a named inventor in 19 U.S. patents.

Education

University of Texas School of Law, 1995
J.D.
Southern Methodist University, 1977-1979
Graduate Studies in EE/CS
University of Texas at Austin, 1975
B.S.E.E. with Highest Honors

Associations & Memberships

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (Austin IPLA)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Life Senior Member

Community Involvement:

Boy Scouts of America
active adult Scouter for over 23 years

Bee Cave District Chairman, 2007-2009

Capitol Area Council Executive Board member, 2008-2009

Bee Cave District Commissioner, 2013-2014

Assistant District Commissioner, 2015-present

Park Hills Baptist Church of Austin, Texas
Trustee, 2006-2015

 

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1996

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

 

Focus Areas

IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovations