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Andrea L. Arndt


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

Andrea specializes in strategic management of the filing and prosecution of patents and trademarks worldwide. She works with foreign associates on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation in over 50 countries. Andrea also combats counterfeit goods through Cease & Desist letters, take-down procedures, and litigation. She assists clients in monetizing their patent portfolios and negotiates the intellectual property terms of complex agreements and licenses.


Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

Computer Engineering

University of Wisconsin

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

Marquette University Law School

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

Bar Admission

  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin


  • Chambers USAAmerica's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Intellectual Property, 2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,”  Intellectual Property, 2024
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Intellectual Property - Patents, Licensing, 2023-2024
  • DBusiness
    • "Top Lawyers," 2023
  • Super Lawyers
    • "Texas Rising Stars," 2023
  • Recognized on the Crain’s 2021 list of Notable Women in Law, 2021 
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • "Ones to Watch," Patent Law, 2021-2024

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

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


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