Biography

Andrew M. Lawrence has assisted clients across an extensive range of chemical technologies, especially with innovations relating to polymer, pharmaceutical, and organic chemistry. His practice primarily involves drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications world-wide, and counseling clients with respect to freedom-to-operate issues. Mr. Lawrence's combination of legal and technical skills has allowed him to develop an in-depth understanding of his clients' products and work efficiently and effectively on their behalf.

Representative Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted to issuance patent applications relating to pharmaceutical compositions, consumer products, light-emitting polymers and display devices including the polymers, semiconductors, catalysts, industrial chemical compositions, and methods of treating various disease states in humans.
  • Counseled clients with respect to freedom-to-practice issues.
  • Prosecuted to issuance a reissue application.

Mr. Lawrence has handled matters favorably for clients in such technologies as:

  • New pharmaceutical and formulation technologies
  • Light-emitting polymers and display devices using the polymers
  • Coating technologies such as ink compositions, correction fluids, and antimicrobial and lubricious coatings for medical devices
  • Deposition technologies including methods of fabricating semiconductor devices and display devices
  • Environmentally friendly detergent formulations
  • Methods of treating various disease states

Background and Credentials

Mr. Lawrence’s patent prosecution, client counseling, and opinion work have spanned numerous areas of chemistry/chemical engineering, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and nanotechnology.

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Lawrence gained valuable commercialization experience with the University of Colorado's Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Outreach where he performed patentability assessments, and investigated the commercial applicability of numerous technologies.

Mr. Lawrence was awarded his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1999. In 1998, he earned his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, where his graduate research focused on the synthesis and characterization of various phthalocyanine compounds. Mr. Lawrence graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 with a B.S. in Chemistry.

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Colorado (M.S.)
    • Chemistry
  • University of Notre Dame (B.S.)
    • Chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Mentor, Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) Mentorship Program, 2011-2015