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Andrew I. Kimmel

A highly analytical, multi-dimensional patent law strategist, Andrew Kimmel advises his clients regarding the challenges they face when owning, managing and developing critical IP assets. Andrew’s clients include middle market and fast growth companies that range from major household-name business to entrepreneurs and merging companies. While developing comprehensive patent and patent family strategies, Andrew utilizes his proven skills obtaining patent rights, analyzing risk, negotiating licenses and conducting due diligence investigations

Well-versed in a variety of industries and technologies, Andrew is fluent in the electrical engineering, software, and medical device fields. In electrical engineering and software, Andrew’s practice includes control systems, video coding, automatic speech recognition, data aggregation and mining, and network-based transactions. In the medical device industry, Andrew works diligently with his clients to patent and safeguard their inventions and developments in 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. 

Andrew enjoys working with clients to formulate and execute strategic plans as a valued member of their team. He strives to provide far more than just legal advice, but also insight into his clients’ overall financial objectives and the industries in which they operate

Before joining Knobbe Martens, Andrew served as Vice President of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs with a medical device manufacturer that developed solid state laser systems for dentistry and medicine. He was responsible for product design, development and engineering, FDA clearances and CE marking. An inventor himself, Andrew holds more than 50 U.S. and foreign patents and applications in the medical and dental laser fields. Having worked as a VP and an inventor, Andrew can anticipate the frustrations business owners and inventors face. As a result, he is a business-minded lawyer who remains dedicated to quickly identifying the relevant content and issues of the challenge at hand and distilling that information into a streamlined path to success.

University of San Diego School of Law (USD), J.D., San Diego Law Review Comments Editor
Cornell University, B.S., Electrical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Fiber Optic Networks

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks




Wireless Local Area Networks

Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Food & Beverage

Restaurants & Hospitality

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT


Clean Technology


Drinking Water Treatment

Geothermal Energy

Green Building & Construction

Green Transportation




Solar Power

Waste Mitigation & Treatment

Water Conservation

Wind Power

Fashion & Beauty








Financial Services & Business Methods

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Cloud Computing

Cryptocurrency & Encryption

Data Privacy

Dispute Resolution

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Media, Advertising & Entertainment


Amusement Parks



Digital Distribution

Film & Television

Musical Instruments and Accessories

Social Media

Video Games and Interactive Entertainment

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants

AI & Machine Learning


Annulus & Nucleus Repair

Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula


Biocompatible Polymers & Coatings

Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)

Cardiac Rhythm Management


Catheters & Probes

Chordae Tendineae Repair & Replacement

Chronic Total Occlusions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dental Devices

Dermatology & Aesthetics


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Embolic Coils

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Flow Diverter


Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hypertension Management Devices



Infusion Pumps

Intra Cranial Hemorrhage

Ischemic Stroke


Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Mental Health & Wellness

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures

Mobility Preservation

Nephrology & Dialysis Equipment



Obesity Management & Bariatrics


Ophthalmology & Eye Care


Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure


Peripheral Artery Disease

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Psychiatric & Neurological Conditions



Sleep Apnea

Spinal Cages

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Posterior Instrumentation

Spinal Stenoses


Sports Medicine

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Sterile Field Devices

Structural Heart

Surgical Equipment

Tissue Engineering

Trans Septal Crossing

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement


Urology & Incontinence

Valvular Incompetence


Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Women’s Health & OB/GYN

Wound Care

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Auto Care


Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Fleet Management

Tools & Equipment

Covered Business Method (CBM)
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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