Andrew F. Quecan
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Andrew F. Quecan

Associate
quecan.andrew@dorsey.com

Overview

Andrew enjoys helping clients strategically create a strong IP portfolio.

Andrew’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution and counseling of clients in the fields of memory devices, photonics and optoelectronics, semiconductor devices and materials, digital and analog circuits, machine learning & artificial intelligence, software, wireless communications, networking, and optical systems. Andrew also provides strategic counseling regarding licensing and intellectual property litigation matters, including inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. His practice includes advice on trademark procurement and opinions on invalidity or non-infringement of certain patents.

Andrew attended Stanford University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, where his research focused on optical networks and autonomous vehicular communications. There, he also advised a graduate aerospace team on antenna design for a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory project. During his undergraduate career, Andrew’s research focused on CdTe solar cells and the characteristics of THz beams.

Andrew has interned in technical roles at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Broadcom Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Education & Admissions

University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2014)

Stanford University (M.S.E.E., 2011), National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient

University of South Florida, Tampa (M.S.E.E., 2008), Concentration in Signal Processing/Wireless Communications

University of South Florida, Tampa (B.S.E.E.; B.S., Finance, 2008), summa cum laude; Kosove Scholar; King O'Neal Scholar

Admissions

  • Washington
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Conducted invention disclosure meetings and prepared & prosecuted patent applications in technologies including optical devices and systems (e.g., virtual reality and augmented reality devices/applications), memory devices and storage systems, digital and analog circuits, software applications such as neural networks and e-commerce applications, cloud computing systems, mobile device applications, medical imaging, sensor and wireless systems (e.g., 5G and “Internet of Things” applications), and semiconductor device design & fabrication.
  • Counseled clients regarding patent subject matter eligibility, particularly for software applications.
  • Counseled start up clients regarding patent portfolio development during prototype and seed funding stages.
  • Counseled clients regarding options for expedited examination of patent applications, including prioritized examination and patent prosecution highway procedures.
  • As pro bono legal work, researched and analyzed Washington state law related to education policy and services for children and youth experiencing foster care and/or homelessness. See https://www.treehouseforkids.org/corporate-partners-give-time-and-talent/.

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW), Past Board Director
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Stanford Club of Washington

Accolades

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours (2020)
  • Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Quarterfinalist at The University of Texas School of Law (2012)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2008-2011)
Andrew F. Quecan