Andrew M. Gabriel

Andrew Gabriel is the head of the intellectual property practice at CFWW+S. Andy is a patent attorney with extensive experience obtaining patents for clients predominantly in the technology sector.  In addition to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, Andy also has experience in patent and trademark litigation, as well as experience obtaining trademark registrations.

Andy has represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has worked with foreign attorneys to obtain patents for clients internationally. Among others, Andy has experience prosecuting patents in the following areas:

    • Computer software
    • Mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices
    • User interfaces
    • User input devices and processing (touchscreen, gesture, image and speech input devices, keyboards, touchpads, pens/digitizers, etc.)
    • Electronic device internal components (memories, drives, processors, fans/cooling systems, batteries, etc.)
    • Electronic device external components (casings, housings, structural materials, etc.)
    • Display devices (LCDs, LED displays, projection displays, reflective displays, 3D displays, etc.)
    • Speakers
    • Cameras and related equipment (television, computer/smartphone, etc.)
    • Image processing and analysis techniques
    • Electronic device sensors
    • Network communications
    • Wireless communications
    • Broadcast technologies
    • Data compression techniques
    • Cryptography/data encryption techniques
    • Databases
    • Cloud computing
    • Wireless power transfer
    • Voice processing/speech recognition
    • Biometrics
    • Chemical sensors and probes
    • Doppler radar devices
    • Laser technology
    • Metallurgical techniques and forges
    • Chemicals
    • Medical devices
    • Robotics
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Mechanical devices
    • Business methods
    • Design Patents

Andy obtained his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. While there, he also completed the certificate program in intellectual property and technology law.  Prior to law school, Andy was a Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine.  There, he completed two years of course work and lab rotations, candidacy and comprehensive exams, and completed a third year of dissertation research in a lab in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, where he worked on biochemical and structural biology research projects.  Andy ultimately decided to leave that Ph.D. program after three years with a Master’s degree to study law.  Andy’s undergraduate education was completed at the Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Biology.

Andy is committed to continued education in legal and technical fields, particularly because he works with inventions that are, by definition, new and unusual. This commitment to continued learning includes completion of a professional development course in digital electronics at Oxford University, Oxford UK.