Andrew D. Stover
Shareholder
Overview

“My strength over the years has been building portfolios and building applications that will stand the test of time.”

A former mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry, Andrew Stover possesses the hands-on knowledge so advantageous in technically complex patent prosecution matters.  He uses that technical expertise and 23 years of concentrated patent experience in preparing and prosecuting complicated U.S, foreign and international patent applications, as well as in counseling clients on all aspects of portfolio building, patent protection options, and forward-thinking patent strategy and management.

Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 2017 says “Andrew is a great person to get in at the ground level, as he brings strategic insights that can set a portfolio moving in the right direction." Andrew focuses his practice on the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, including medical devices for imaging, home health, pediatrics, and respiratory care.  His other patent prosecutions include those in highway safety, office furniture products, textile machinery and products, agricultural machinery and products and packaging machinery and products.

Andrew enjoys building a profitable portfolio strategy from the ground up.  A strong communicator on the technical side, he works with a product’s creators and engineers, then reviews the competitive landscape in order to provide the fullest protection for current applications as well as opportunities that can be harvested in the future.  Throughout the process, Andrew counsels his clients on all aspects of intellectual property protection including licensing, patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions as well as litigation, post-grant review, and IPR proceedings options.

Education
  • J.D., cum laude
    Northwestern University School of Law, 1994
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Washington University, 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Washington University, 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Overview
  • Successfully represented an international company in the prosecution of multiple medical device design and manufacturing patents.
  • Successfully represented a highway safety company in the patenting of a novel highway guardrail system and guardrail retrofit system.
Experience | Legal Experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
June 1994 - Present

Northwestern University Legal Clinic, Chicago, Illinois
Children and Family Justice Center Community Law Clinic
Volunteer Attorney, November 1995 - November 1996

Experience | Non-Legal Experience

McDonnell Douglas Corp. (MCAIR), St. Louis, Missouri
Strength Engineer, September 1989 - August 1991
Design Engineer, May 1988 - September 1989

TAMKO Asphalt Products Inc., Joplin, Missouri
Operations Analyst, June 1987 - May 1988

Press Releases & Events
July 13, 2017

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is a “top U.S. boutique” and a “Chicago IP stalwart” with “deep reservoirs of prosecution and litigation experience,” according to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) ...

June 06, 2017

CHICAGO—For the fourth consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property, publisher of the annual comprehensive legal directory IP STARS, has accorded a Highly Recommended ranking to the Illinois office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and a Recommended ranking to the firm’s office in North Carolina. Managing IP also ranked Brinks’ office in Ann Arbor, Mich., office as Recommended...

June 01, 2016

CHICAGO—National law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is “at the top of the list” again this year for intellectual property according to IAM Patent 1000 2016—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine's guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms.

May 19, 2016
CHICAGO—For the third year in a row, Managing Intellectual Property magazine (MIP) has designated intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Illinois office as Highly Recommended in its annual rankings, and has ranked the ...
July 07, 2015
ANN ARBOR/DETROIT – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year ...
July 06, 2015
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson and Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again achieved recognition in the IAM Patent 1000 2015—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset ...
June 11, 2015
CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year in a row, based on the firm’s ...
June 01, 2015
CHICAGO—Nine attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named IP Stars for 2015 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. For the second year in a row, the publication also designated Brinks' offices ...
October 23, 2014
CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and the firm's past president, has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and fifty-nine ...
September 19, 2014
CHICAGO—William R. Boudreaux and Andrew D. Stover, shareholders and patent attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, have again been named Life Science Stars in the third annual edition of LMG Life Sciences, which ...
July 09, 2014
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 for the sixth consecutive year as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design, and for the first time the firm ranks as a top U.S. firm for ...
June 16, 2014
CHICAGO— Each year, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners spotlights best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners and firms, and this year ...
June 03, 2014
CHICAGO—Fourteen attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been selected by Managing Intellectual Property magazine to appear in its second edition of IP Stars for 2014. Brinks attorneys named include firm ...
January 14, 2014
CHICAGO -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has announced the 2014 chairpersons of its legal and industry practice groups and geographic task forces. The firm added a new practice group ...
June 16, 2014
CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Chicago office has again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, receiving distinction as Recommended ...
August 13, 2013
CHICAGO - Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest IP firms, has been recognized as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design for the fifth consecutive ...
July 15, 2013
CHICAGO—When you're in the business of protecting others' brands, patents and intellectual property, it helps to have a winning brand of your own. That's the situation of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the ...
April 24, 2013
CHICAGO – Eleven attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been recognized as IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, for their insights into the intricacies of practicing IP law and their ...
February 6, 2013
On February 6,  Andrew Stover and Dominic Zanfardino will be discussing the current state of the law and the aspects of the AIA going into effect on March 16, including: First Inventor to File Derivation Proceedings The discussion ...
January 22, 2013
CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has announced its 2013 board of directors, a group headed by firm president James R. Sobieraj and including shareholders William H. Frankel, Howard S. Michael, James P. Naughton, Steven L. Oberholtzer, ...
January 15, 2013
CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has added four new attorneys as chairs of its firm-wide practice groups and formed two new task forces to focus on intellectual property legal services to clients in Germany and Brazil. Appointees include ...
September 18, 2012
CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster ...
July 16, 2012
CHICAGO–Brinks shareholders and patent attorneys Andrew D. Stover and William R. Boudreaux have been named Life Sciences Stars in intellectual property law, in the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences, a supplement to Managing Intellectual ...
July 09, 2012
CHICAGO– Brinks shareholders Allen R. Baum, William H. Frankel, Gary M. Ropski, James R. Sobieraj and Andrew D. Stover have been ranked among the top U.S patent law practitioners in Intellectual Asset Management’s inaugural IAM Patent ...
June 28, 2012
CHICAGO - For the fourth year in a row, Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States for patent prosecution in utility and design, in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 - United States. The Legal ...
Honors
  • Legal 500, Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2014-2015
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013, 2014, 2016-2017
  • Leading Patent Practitioner, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's "IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners," 2012-2017
  • Life Science Star, Intellectual Property Law, LMG Life Sciences, 2012-2017
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2010-2016
  • Note and Comment Editor, Journal of International Law and Business, Northwestern University