Andy Grubert is a United States patent attorney, a European patent and trademark attorney, and a German patent attorney. His practice focuses on transactional and litigation support, including patent prosecution, appeal proceedings, ex parte/inter partes reexamination and opposition proceedings – particularly in the U.S. and Europe – patent licensing negotiations, due diligence, and domestic and international patent portfolio management. He also advises clients with respect to the German employee invention law. Previously, he was a partner with an international law firm resident in their Austin and London offices.
Mr. Grubert has broad experience with such technologies as microcontrollers, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductor technology, automotive technology, medical devices, telecommunications, software, and solar energy.
Mr. Grubert served as manager of one of the U.S. intellectual property departments of Siemens Corporation and in Germany as manager of the Siemens AG patent department responsible for automotive technology.
ContinentalAutomotive GmbH (automotive) – management of U.S. patent application filings and prosecution
Siemens AG (automotive/automation) – management of U.S. patent application filings and prosecution
Osram Licht AG (optoelectronics) – management of U.S. patent application filings and prosecution
Microchip Technology Incorporated (semiconductor/microcontrollers) –management of domestic and international patent application preparation and prosecution; inter partes and ex parte re-examinations; opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO; US and international patent portfolio management
Infineon Technologies AG (semiconductors) –management of U.S. patent application filings and prosecution
Dell (computer) – opposition proceedings before the EPO; U.S. patent application filings and prosecution
Covidien Ltd. (medical devices) – management of domestic and international patent application preparation and prosecution
Volkswagen AG (automotive) – inter partes re-examination proceedings; management of U.S. patent application filings and prosecution