P. Andrew Riley
Andrew Riley focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on patent litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He has experience litigating in the most popular patent venues, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, and the District of Delaware. His practice also includes licensing, opinions, and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These contentious PTAB trials often run in parallel with district court litigations and Mr. Riley coordinates the strategy and positions taken in both.
Mr. Riley's litigation experience includes preparing, examining, and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses at trial; conducting and defending depositions; and preparing and arguing motions. He has worked on matters involving a wide array of technologies, including medical devices, mobile phones, software, wind-turbine generators, motor and hybrid vehicles, Internet applications, semiconductors, image sensors, manufacturing machines, and pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Riley currently serves as an adjunct associate professor at American University Washington College of Law where he teaches a course on intellectual property practice at the ITC. Mr. Riley also devotes time to pro bono matters. He has represented clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the Social Security Administration.
Prior to law school, Mr. Riley served four years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army.
- Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, 337-TA-703 (ITC). Represented Research In Motion in patent litigation involving digital camera technology in smartphones. The Commission found no violation of Section 337 by RIM.
- Certain Electronic Imaging Devices, 337-TA-726 (ITC). Represented Research In Motion in patent litigation involving camera technology in smartphones, which resulted in a favorable settlement for RIM.
- Certain Variable Speed Wind Turbines, 337-TA-641 (ITC). Represented respondents Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and its subsidiaries in patent litigation against General Electric. The Commission found no violation of Section 337 by Mitsubishi.
- Certain Combination Motor and Transmission Systems and Devices Used Therein, 337-TA-561 (ITC). Represented respondent Toyota in patent litigation against Solomon Technologies that sought to exclude Toyota's hybrid vehicles from the United States. The Commission found no violation of Section 337 by Toyota.
- Netscape v. ValueClick (E.D. Va.). Represented Netscape Communications in patent litigation involving Internet technology, which resulted in a favorable settlement for Netscape.
- Medtronic Vascular v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems (N.D. Cal.). Defended Abbott Labs in patent litigation involving coronary stents, which resulted in a favorable settlement terms for Abbott.
- Represented Wyeth in Hatch-Waxman litigation in multiple district court litigations, obtaining favorable settlement terms for Wyeth.
- Represented client in successful mediation involving systems for bending and shaping metal.
- American Bar Association (Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (337 Reporter, feature editor, 2012-present)
- Licensing Executives Society U.S.A. and Canada
- Coauthor. "Auto Companies Are Enjoying Benefits Of Inter Partes Review," Law360, March 20, 2015.
- Coauthor. "Amending Fences: Early Failures Amending Claims in Inter Partes Review," ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter, August 4, 2014.
- Coauthor. "The Role of Stare Decisis at the U.S. International Trade Commission," Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, July 2014.
- Coauthor. "Using Design-Patent Protection for Replacement Parts," Corporate Counsel, June 19, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Putting Up Roadblocks to the Latest 'Litigation Vehicles'," Law360, June 11, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Catch Me If You Can: Auto Parts in the Era of 3D Printing," Law360, May 16, 2014.
- Coauthor. "The Surprising Breadth of Post-Grant Review for Covered-Business-Method Patents: A New Way to Challenge Patent Claims," The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Spring 2014.
- "Inside Trade-Secret Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission,” ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter, Spring 2014.
- Coauthor. "U.S. International Trade Commission Affirms 10-Year Exclusion Order Against Chinese Chemicals for Misappropriating Trade Secrets," The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, April 3, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Your Options After an ITC Exclusion Order," Law360, Feb. 25, 2014.