Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

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 

Andrew I. Kimmel focuses on developing IP strategies, obtaining patent rights, analyzing risk, negotiating licenses and conducting due diligence investigations. Andrew works with a wide variety of clients, both large and small, in the electrical engineering, software, and medical device fields.

Andrew's electrical engineering and software practice focuses on video coding, automatic speech recognition, data aggregation and mining, and network-based transactions. Andrew’s medical device practice focuses on 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.

Prior to joining Knobbe Martens, Andrew was the Vice President of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs with a medical device manufacturer that developed solid state laser systems for dentistry and medicine. Andrew was responsible for product design, development and engineering, as well as FDA clearances and CE marking. Andrew is an inventor on more than 50 U.S. and foreign patents and applications in the medical and dental laser field.

Andrew received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1991 and graduated with honors from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2002. He joined Knobbe Martens in 2002 and became a partner in 2008.


  • 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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