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Andrew Merickel, Ph.D.

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.

University of California – Los Angeles – School of Law (UCLA), J.D.
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Ph.D., Neuroscience
Amherst College, B.A., Psychology
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Antibodies & Immunology


CBD & Legal Cannabis

Diagnostic Tools


Plant Patents

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Transgenic Plants

Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Chemical Engineering

Food Chemistry


Consumer Products & Services

Food & Beverage

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors


Bioenergy & Biofuels


Clean Technology

Medical Devices & Procedures


Psychiatric & Neurological Conditions


Antibodies & Immunology


Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine


Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Bar Association of San Francisco

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