Andrew J. Koopman Shareholder | Philadelphia, PA
Andrew J. Koopman (“Andy”) is an attorney specializing in both patent prosecution and patent and trademark litigation, and is a leading member of the firm’s inter partes review practice group. With his breadth of experience, Andy assists clients with all areas of intellectual property protection and enforcement. His education in applied and engineering physics enables Andy to assist clients in a variety of different industries.
Andy’s educational background in physics defines his philosophy with clients: the best client service begins with the fundamentals. A clear understanding of a client’s fundamental objectives, as well as their technology, is essential to developing a comprehensive intellectual property strategy. Through his familiarity with the many different areas of intellectual property law, Andy works with clients to help their fundamental goals become reality.
Intellectual property begins with an idea. Whether a multi-national corporation or a startup business, protecting your idea is key to your survival. Andy works with clients of all sizes and experience, from consulting with inventors through application drafting and patent procurement, to obtain protection for their ideas. His diverse technological experience enables Andy to handle issues unique to various areas of patent prosecution, including software and electronics, telecommunications, medical devices and treatments, or materials sciences. In the United States and abroad, Andy guides clients through the process of obtaining intellectual property protection.
A client’s business objectives rarely end when a patent or trademark is issued. Enforcing intellectual property, or protecting oneself from the false allegations of others, is a critical aspect of a complete business strategy. In this area, Andy has extensive experience in both intellectual property litigation and post-grant practice. In court, Andy has litigated cases across the United States, and has successfully enforced his clients’ patents and trademarks on numerous occasions against unfair competitors. Likewise, Andy has defended his clients from the spurious claims of patent trolls in the Eastern District of Texas and beyond. In the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Andy has successfully argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate the claims of a competitor’s patent in inter partes review, and has successfully defended a trademark opposition through trial before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, winning dismissal of the opposition. Whether on offense or defense, patents or trademarks, Andy has fought to protect his client’s interests.
Andy manages and writes for the firm’s Delaware IP Litigation Blog, which covers key court decisions on intellectual property coming out of the District of Delaware. He also writes a chapter on Noninfringement and Invalidity Opinions in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Electronic and Software Patents textbook, which is updated annually. On multiple occasions, Andy has spoken at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s IP Law Institute on subjects including patent subject matter eligibility. Andy has four times been named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the areas of intellectual property and intellectual property litigation.