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Andrea L. Arndt

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Andrea has over fifteen years of developing and managing domestic and international patent portfolios for startup companies, midsized companies, and Fortune 500 companies. She enjoys working with innovative companies, including in the fashion industry, and assisting clients in all aspects of their businesses.

 

Andrea practices all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Andrea’s primary focus is patent prosecution in the areas of medical devices, computer science, and mechanical and electrical technologies. She also provides her clients with patentability and clearance opinions and assists them in combating counterfeiters.

 

Andrea specializes in international prosecution of patents and trademarks, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), international patent design applications before the Hague, and international trademark applications via the Madrid Protocol. She works with foreign associates on patent and trademark prosecution in over 50 countries.

 

Andrea handles intellectual property litigation, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Ex Parte Reexamination (EPR) proceedings.

Education & Credentials

Education

University of Michigan

Computer Engineering

University of Wisconsin

B.S., Biomedical Engineering
  • Dean’s List

Marquette University Law School

J.D.
  • Senior Articles Editor for the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
  • Graduated with Distinction for Pro Bono Work

Bar Admission

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Acknowledgements

  • Recognized on the Crain’s 2021 list of Notable Women in Law, 2021 
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • "Ones to Watch," Patent Law, 2021-2022

Representative Clients

  • Hi-Rez Studios, Inc.

Prominent Assignments

  • Advised clients dealing with knock-offs of their products being manufactured and sold by online. Specifically, Andrea devised a strategy to quickly obtain enforceable intellectual property rights for use in take-down notices and temporary restraining order (TRO) proceedings, resulting in the removal of the knock-off products from the websites and the restoration of the clients’ exclusivity to sell their products online. I also used the clients’ patents to invalidate the counterfeiters’ subsequent patents.
  • Successfully represented a fashion company in negotiating with a producer to remove the client’s podcasts from various third-party websites and obtaining a registered trademark to remove additional infringing links.
  • Handled Ex Parte Reexaminations (EPR) and Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings to invalidate patents asserted against various clients, which resulted in the invalidation and narrowing of the plaintiffs’ patent claims and settling the litigation cases.
  • Represented a multi-million dollar company in an intellectual property litigation case to successfully dismiss the counterclaims asserted against our client.
  • Supervised the acquisition of the international intellectual property portfolio of an automotive company and developed strategies to minimize the costs of the acquired rights. Andrea also provided a clearance opinion for the client to rebrand and obtained international intellectual property protection to secure the client’s rights in its new brand.
  • Represented a client pro bono to negotiate a settlement agreement involving an unpaid rental of a business property, which was resolved favorably for the client without having to engage in litigation.

Professional Involvement

  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court 
  • Notary Public, Oakland County
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, CLE Chair
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Oakland County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Community Involvement

  • Detroit Expungement Clinic
  • Wills for Heroes
  • Mentor for the Insight Program
  • Junior Achievement Day
  • Volleyball Coach
  • Danskin Triathlon
  • Co-Host, The ROCC Pod, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce

Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Eastern District of Michigan

Publications/Presentations

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