Andrew W. Bateman prosecutes and protects the patent portfolios of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, and advises clients on numerous other patent-related matters. Drew’s practice of preparing and prosecuting patent applications is seasoned by his patent litigation experience and supported by a full decade of research and development work as an electrical engineer. This knowledge base and skill set allows him to efficiently protect clients' intellectual property rights in even the most complex technologies.

Representative Experience

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to wide range of technologies
  • Advised diverse set of clients with respect to patent infringement and/or validity, including numerous freedom-to-operate product clearances
  • Developed claim construction, non-infringement, and invalidity positions for large and complex patent litigation involving medical devices and systems

Drew has capably represented clients in many different areas, including:

  • Wireless communications
  • Machine learning (e.g., deep neural networks, regression models)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Software
  • Cloud computing
  • Medical devices
  • Visual inspection systems
  • Pharmaceutical process control systems
  • Industrial process control systems
  • Mapping/navigation tools
  • High-speed networks
  • E-commerce
  • Insurance industry innovations
  • Financial industry innovations

Background and Credentials

Drew has successfully prosecuted patents for clients in widely diverse industries, such as software,
communication, medical device, insurance, and financial industries. He has also provided clients with
numerous freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions, and assessed the strength of many patents and
pending patent applications.

Drew earned his J.D. with high honors at Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school he served as an executive articles editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering, with honors, at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and an M.S. in electrical engineering at National Technological University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Drew worked for 10 years at Motorola as an electrical engineer, where he researched, designed, and tested radio frequency hardware systems for a wide variety of wireless communication platforms.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D.)
  • National Technological University (M.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publications and Presentations

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