Andrew N. Merickel, Ph.D. is the Managing Partner of our San Francisco office. He focuses on helping clients build and leverage their patent portfolio and navigate the patent landscape in their technology area. Working primarily in patent prosecution, licensing, due diligence, freedom to operate, opinions and challenges to third party patents, he has clients in a wide variety of technology areas, including biotechnology, integrated circuit fabrication, thin film deposition, agriculture and food technology.
Dr. Merickel joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005.
Speeches & Seminars
Panelist, Cost-Saving Techniques, Legal Updates & Best Practices for Obtaining and Managing Patents Worldwide, Knobbe Martens Seminar in conjunction with Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, Michalski · Hüttermann & Partner Patent Attorneys mbB, and Beijing East IP Ltd., Sunnyvale, CA (May 2016).
Co-presenter, Intellectual Property Essentials and Value Creation, Ag Innovation Showcase, St. Louis, MO (September 2014).
Panelist, Crowdfunding in Healthcare and Biotech – Will it Bridge the “Valley of Death"?, BIO Investor Forum, San Francisco, CA (October 2013).