No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Apple, Inc., Patent Development
International Gaming Technology, Engineering Program Management and Firmware Engineering Departments
Andrew J. Freyer has an insider’s knowledge of technology companies’ business objectives and applies it to his work on patent preparation and prosecution as well as licensing agreements. His work ensures clients realize the full value of their intellectual property rights.
After working in the legal department at Apple, assisting with portfolio management and generating analytic frameworks for objectively evaluating the quality and health of patent portfolios, patent families, and patent service providers, Andrew understands the software and hardware technology industries inside and out. His deep familiarity with the business objectives of large-scale technology clients allows him to draft and design patent applications specifically keyed to those objectives.
With experience in drafting strategy for international patent rights enforcement, conducting investigations into avoidable issuance delays in foreign jurisdictions, and providing detailed statistical analysis of patent portfolio development, Andrew also advises clients on patent portfolio development techniques that parallel clients’ business growth objectives.
Andrew worked in the technology transfer/patent office as an undergrad at Case Western Reserve University, developing a foundational knowledge of technology development and licensing requirements. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew was an associate at Dorsey & Whitney.
Clyfford Still Museum, Steering Committee for Friends of Clyfford Still
Mi Casa Resource Center, Pro Bono Patent program
Former, Board of Directors, Metro Denver Partners
No Unified Patent Court or Unitary Patent for Post-Brexit UKBrownstein Client Alert, March 3, 2020
Fed. Circ. Data Patent Opinion Elucidates Software EligibilityCo-author, Law360, November 22, 2019
Patent System Stakeholders Underutilizing Open Data Resources at the USPTOBrownstein Client Alert, November 20, 2019
Arthrex: Administrative Patent Judges Found UnconstitutionalBrownstein Client Alert, November 6, 2019
Unitary Patent Inches Closer to Adoption with UK’s Ratification AnnouncementBrownstein Client Alert, December 21, 2016
The Uncertain Future of the Proposed European Unitary Patent after “Brexit” VoteBrownstein Client Alert, July 7, 2016
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in International Commercial Arbitration
Emery Scholarship & Law Faculty Scholarship
A.W. Smith Full Tuition Scholarship
Colorado IP American Inn of Court
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
California Bar Association