Andrew Khouzam advises clients on intellectual property (IP) matters, with an emphasis on strategic patent portfolio development and counseling regarding IP due diligence. As a patent attorney who previously served as in-house counsel for a multinational electronics company and a former mechanical patent examiner with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrew leverages his broad technical and legal experience to understand the complex business needs of his clients and effectively navigate the patent application and management process.
Andrew applies his deep background in patent and technology matters to focus on counseling for and execution of patent portfolio establishment and management in mechanical, electrical, software, and computer-related technologies. His experience also encompasses trademark registration and prosecution, pre-litigation investigations and litigation support, and due diligence surrounding IP transactions and freedom to operate investigations.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Andrew served as a patent attorney in both large and small law firms where he tailored his practice to patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling regarding due diligence and patent infringement risk. He also spent several years serving as in-house patent attorney for a global technology company based in Silicon Valley, where he counseled inventors, executives, and marketing personnel regarding a range of patent and other intellectual property matters. In his role as in-house counsel, Andrew also managed the company’s trademark portfolio and guided its usage and development.
Andrew possesses experience with a wide range of technologies encompassing the medical device, oil and gas, consumer electronics, and automotive industries. Examples include infusion therapy devices, health care information technology (IT) services, surgical instruments and procedures, well drilling and completion tools, biometric sensors and algorithms, computer vision systems, capacitive touch-sensing technologies, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) and thin-film transistor (TFT)-based image sensors, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and drivers, speech signal processing, neural networks and other machine learning technologies, semiconductor manufacturing including packaging and back-end processes, hybrid-electric vehicles, drivetrains, and automotive layouts.
Santa Clara University School of Law, 2011, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, B.S., Mechanical Engineering