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Andrew T. O'ConnorAndrew T. O'Connor

(617) 574-4153
aoconnor@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-4112
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Education
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2005

Boston College, B.A., 1998
Admissions
Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Overview

Andrew O’Connor's practice focuses primarily on securing and protecting clients' intellectual property rights. With extensive experience in matters concerning patents, design patents, trademarks, trade dress, false advertising, product disparagement, trade secrets and copyrights, Andrew devotes extensive strategic planning and skilled advocating both in and out of the courtroom in order to assist clients with successfully navigating the constantly evolving intellectual property law landscape. Andrew also prosecutes and manages the trademark portfolios of clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Andrew focuses on the broader goals of each client’s business model and overall brand, negotiating intellectual property license agreements, corporate mergers and intellectual property asset management projects for a broad array of companies, ranging from entrepreneurs, start-ups and laboratories to Blue Chip multi-national corporations. Andrew’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, retail and video gaming industries has produced consistent and successful implementation of each individual client’s specific goals and interests in highly sophisticated industries.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of E & A Northeast Limited Partnership, the owner of a large urban shopping center, in a dispute with the owner of an abutting grocery store over access rights.  Defeated the abutter’s request for an injunction which led to a favorable resolution of the matter.
  • Representing a multi-national retail chain, successfully defeated claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition brought by a competitor and obtained award of attorneys’ fees, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and enabled client to continue marketing products under its valuable brand.
  • Representation of client against claims of patent infringement by a non-practicing entity brought against nearly fifty companies and successfully negotiated the dismissal of all claims without any payment or conditions.
  • Representation of an international video game developer in Digital Millennium Copyright “takedown” enforcement and litigation concerning the scope of copyright and trade dress protections for online video game software, server code and website display, and successfully obtaining permanent injunctions and awards of damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • Representing client against claims of design patent and trade dress infringement of office supply designs, successfully dismissed all claims, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Representation of client in protecting its patent covering life-saving therapeutic drugs from claims of invalidity in Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation and secured an award of client’s attorneys’ fees, which was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Representation of client in successfully enforcing the valuable trademark and trade dress rights associated with its medical devices.
  • Representation of a multi-national corporation in a patent infringement litigation involving 29 patents and over 200 products relating to photocopier technology in a “rocket docket” jurisdiction.
  • Representation of publishing company in enforcing its valuable trademark rights and brand recognition in litigation that resulted in successfully preventing the launch of a competing line of products from another publisher.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Boston IP American Inn of Court, Barrister
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010 - 2015
Speaking Engagements
  • "Intellectual Property Basics," Brandeis International Business School Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship, 2016
  • “Expert Witnesses:  Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection.”  Strafford Publications Webinar, 2011 and 2012
Press Releases
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pressReleases: Andrew T. O’Connor Joins Goulston & Storrs’ Litigation Group in Boston
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
publicationsArticles: “Expertly Navigating Expert Disclosure Rules,” Law360
publicationsArticles: “No Fantasy: Game Maker Wants $825,000 from Mt. Lebanon Man,”  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
publicationsArticles: "Size Matters in Recklessness,” IP Law & Business
publicationsArticles: “After Seagate:  The New Legal Standard for Willfulness,” Law360
clientAdvisories: Federal Circuit Continues its De Novo Review of District Court Patent Claim Construction Rulings
blogEntries: Enhanced Brand Protection Under China’s New Trademark Law
blogEntries: Who Is Alice and Why Is She Invalidating Patents?
blogEntries: Recent Guidance on Geographically Descriptive Trademarks May Help Brand Owners
blogEntries: INTA 2015 Annual Meeting Recap
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
blogEntries: The Newly Enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act:  What Retailers Should Know
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
October 2013
Andrew T. O’Connor Joins Goulston & Storrs’ Litigation Group in Boston
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