A highly analytical, multi-dimensional patent law strategist, Andrew Kimmel advises his clients regarding the challenges they face when owning, managing and developing critical IP assets. Andrew's clients include middle market and fast growth companies that range from major household-name business to entrepreneurs and merging companies. While developing comprehensive patent and patent family strategies, Andrew utilizes his proven skills obtaining patent rights, analyzing risk, negotiating licenses and conducting due diligence investigations
Well-versed in a variety of industries and technologies, Andrew is fluent in the electrical engineering, software, and medical device fields. In electrical engineering and software, Andrew’s practice includes control systems, video coding, automatic speech recognition, data aggregation and mining, and network-based transactions. In the medical device industry, Andrew works diligently with his clients to patent and safeguard their inventions and developments in medical electronics and technologies involving signal processing, RF therapeutics, cardiac rhythm management, wireless data transfer, optical and laser systems, processor control, physiological sensing, medical software, and product design.
Andrew enjoys working with clients to formulate and execute strategic plans as a valued member of their team. He strives to provide far more than just legal advice, but also insight into his clients’ overall financial objectives and the industries in which they operate
Before joining Knobbe Martens, Andrew served as Vice President of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs with a medical device manufacturer that developed solid state laser systems for dentistry and medicine. He was responsible for product design, development and engineering, FDA clearances and CE marking. An inventor himself, Andrew holds more than 50 U.S. and foreign patents and applications in the medical and dental laser fields. Having worked as a VP and an inventor, Andrew can anticipate the frustrations business owners and inventors face. As a result, he is a business-minded lawyer who remains dedicated to quickly identifying the relevant content and issues of the challenge at hand and distilling that information into a streamlined path to success.
Speeches & Seminars
AR/VR Panel, OCTANe Technology Investor Forum, Irvine, CA (May 2016)
Preparing Your Life Science NewCo IP for Launch & Due Diligence, OCTANe Startup Series, Irvine, CA (March 2016)
What Entrepreneurs, Business Managers and Engineers Need to Know to Effectively Utilize the Current Patent System, OCTANe, Irvine, CA (October 2015)
What Businesses And Engineers Need To Know About Recent Developments In Patent Law, OCTANe Strategic Growth Series, Irvine, CA (December 2013)
IP Strategy During Medical Device Development, speaker, Institute of Medical Device Development’s (IMDD) Training Week, Waltham, MA (July 2013)
Intellectual Property Considerations During Product Development, speaker, BIOMEDevice, San Jose, CA (December 2011)
Best Practices Under the America Invents Act, speaker, in-house attorney seminar, Long Beach, CA (November 2011)
Intellectual Property Considerations During Product Development, speaker, Medical Design & Manufacturing, MD&M East, New York, NY (June 2011)
Intellectual Property for Engineers, guest lecturer, University of California, Irvine, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Prof. Derek Dunn-Rankin (February 2011)
Intellectual Property Considerations During Product Development, speaker, Medical Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, Anaheim, CA (February 2011)
Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs, guest lecturer, University of San Diego School of Law, Entrepreneurship Clinic, Prof. Donna Matias, ongoing.
Latest Strategies For Effectively Managing Your Patent Portfolio, panelist, OCTANe Building Blocks lecture series, Irvine, CA (September 2009)
Avoiding Patent Pitfalls, panelist, OCTANe Building Blocks lecture series, Irvine, CA (March 2008)
Legal Guide – Intellectual Property (published by Entrepreneur Press), co-author (2007)
Intellectual Property for Engineers, guest lecturer, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Prof. Leonard Perry (March 2005)