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, software and video gaming industries has produced consistent and successful implementation of each individual client’s specific goals and interests in highly sophisticated industries. In addition, Andrew is a member of the Goulston & Storrs Professional Liability practice, with experience defending lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of claims of professional misconduct and legal malpractice, with a particular focus on defending against claims involving intellectual property rights.
Andrew is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events with judges and other leading members of the IP community, including a recent Intellectual Property Insights Roundtable hosted by Goulston & Storrs and published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In 2017, Andrew was appointed by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to a committee charged with drafting proposed revisions to the local rules governing patent infringement cases.
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Chairman, IP Litigation Committee
- Boston Patent Law Association
- Boston IP American Inn of Court, Barrister
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
- Boston College (B.A., 1998)