Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Andrew I. Kimmel
I offer the requisite insight to make even the most complicated technical and legal issues lucent and actionable.

Andrew I. Kimmel


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of San Diego - School of Law
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

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.


  • University of San Diego - School of Law (J.D. 2002), cum laude, San Diego Law Review Comments Editor
  • Cornell University (B.S. Electrical Engineering 1991)
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