Andrew W. Schultz is an associate in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, focusing on intellectual property transactions and rights management. He is resident in the Boston office.
Mr. Schultz works with well-established and nascent companies, universities, and independent inventors to identify and protect their intellectual property. His practice spans all aspects of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications, preparation of patentability and clearance opinions, and the representation of clients in adversarial post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Exemplary technology fields include medical and surgical devices and methods, optics, microfluidics, tissue engineering, mass spectrometry, semiconductor manufacturing, consumer products and board games. His practice additionally includes trademark acquisition and enforcement. Mr. Schultz has successfully represented clients before the USPTO’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Schultz was an associate with Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston. He also gained legal experience while interning during law school with the Office of Unfair Import Investigations of the International Trade Commission, where he provided technical counsel to OUII staff attorneys and drafted submissions in support of OUII positions in Section 337 investigations. Prior to law school, Mr. Schultz worked for XL TechGroup, Inc., where he interfaced with outside counsel to develop the company’s IP protection strategies and performed USPTO clearance searches that guided R&D efforts.