Andrew C. Wood focuses his practice primarily on patent litigation, leveraging his keen understanding of a variety of technologies to help protect the intellectual property interests of his clients. He has worked with clients in diverse areas including GPS electronics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage packaging, and building materials.
As a member of prior litigation teams Andrew assisted a pharmaceutical manufacturer with ANDA/Hatch-Waxman litigation, drafted and filed briefs in the Circuit Court of Cook County and Illinois Court of Appeals, took depositions, and prepared opinion letters. He also has experience with patent portfolio monetization, analyzing and applying patent claims and drafting explanations of complex technologies for clients.
Before joining Fitch Even, Andrew worked as an associate at a Midwest-based litigation defense law firm. While attending DePaul University College of Law, he served as a patent extern to the Honorable Amy St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Lone Star Silicon Innovations v. Toshiba Corporation et al. (N.D. Cal. 2017). Member of team currently representing plaintiff asserting infringement of several patents related to semiconductor products and their methods of formation. Assisted in the drafting of oppositions to motions to dismiss in the district court litigation and drafting of oppositions to institution of inter partes review for multiple related IPR petitions.
United States Gypsum Company v. New NGC, Inc. (D. Del. 2017). Member of litigation team currently representing plaintiff asserting infringement of several patents related to lightweight gypsum boards and their methods of formation. Assisting in pre-trial discovery processes.
Industrial Print Technology v. Hewlett-Packard et al. (N.D. Tex. 2015). Member of team currently representing plaintiff asserting infringement of patents related to high-speed industrial printing. Assisted in drafting of briefs in support of Daubert motions.
Member of litigation team representing generic-side pharmaceutical manufacturer in ANDA/Hatch-Waxman litigation in the District of Delaware.
Drafted and filed briefs in Circuit Court of Cook County and Illinois Court of Appeals, representing large insurance companies in workers' compensation matters.
Presented oral argument in appellate proceeding before the Circuit Court of Cook County in workers’ compensation matter.