Andrew C. Wood focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation, legal opinions, and patent portfolio management. He has participated in multiple litigation matters in federal and circuit court, drafting briefs and oppositions and opinion letters, taking depositions, and assisting in all phases of pre-trial discovery and expert discovery.
Andrew leverages his keen understanding of a variety of technologies to assist clients in diverse areas including building materials, medical devices, semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, GPS electronics, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage packaging.
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.
Andrew served as an integral member of the litigation team for the following matters:
Medline Industries, Inc. v. C.R. Bard, Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2018–20). Representing plaintiff Medline in a series of cases pursuing claims of infringement of multiple patents directed to catheterization technology. The first of three cases is scheduled for trial in early 2020.
Bullets2Bandages, LLC v. Caliber Corp. (S.D. Cal. 2018–20). Representing defendant/counter-plaintiff asserting breach of contract, trademark infringement, unfair competition, and related state law claims, while defending against breach of contract, unfair competition, and other state law claims.
Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC v. Nanya Technology Corporation (N.D. Cal. 2016–20). Currently representing plaintiff in patent infringement action against Nanya Technology Corporation under multiple patents related to DRAM and NAND Flash memory and other large-scale integrated semiconductor devices. Actions against Micron, Toshiba, United Microelectronics Corporation, Renesas Electronics, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, and STMicroelectronics were resolved.
Lucky Shot USA, LLC v. Caliber Corp. (M.D. Fla. 2018–19). Represented defendant/counter-plaintiff asserting trademark infringement, unfair competition, and related state law claims, while defending against declaratory judgments counts seeking court declarations that defendant does not unfairly compete, plaintiff’s trademark is invalid, and that defendant does not infringe. Following Caliber’s motion to dismiss, the case was transferred to the Southern District of California, where the parties stipulated to dismissal.
United States Gypsum Co. v. National Gypsum Corp. (D. Del. 2017–19). Represented plaintiff USG in asserting infringement of several patents directed to gypsum wallboard manufacturing technology. Assisted in drafting plaintiff’s response to defendant’s objection to magistrate judge’s report and recommendation denying defendant’s motion to dismiss four counts of the complaint. Assisted in all phases of pre-trial discovery and expert discovery and in drafting summary judgment briefing. The case settled favorably for USG prior to the completion of summary judgment briefing.
Industrial Print Technologies v. Hewlett-Packard Co. et al. (N.D. Tex. 2015–19). Representing plaintiff asserting infringement of patents directed to variable content digital printing presses. Assisted in drafting of briefs in support of Daubert motions.
Spire Inc. v. Cellular South, Inc. (S.D. Ala. 2017). Represented plaintiff/counter-defendant seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement and trademark invalidity. Assisted in drafting of opposition to a motion for a temporary restraining order that was denied. The parties reached a settlement and the case was dismissed with prejudice.
Member of litigation team that represented generic-side pharmaceutical manufacturer in ANDA/Hatch-Waxman litigation in the District of Delaware.
Pro Bono Cases
Currently representing past and present inmates of Illinois Department of Corrections in two pro bono matters before the Northern District of Illinois, where each inmate has alleged a separate civil rights violation taking place during incarceration. Drafted pleadings and motions, took depositions, argued in court, and drafted summary judgment briefing.