Andrew Wilson's practice focuses on high-tech patent litigation and transactions, with a particular emphasis on software. Clients rely on Mr. Wilson’s experience with complex intellectual property issues involving the relationship between open source and proprietary software, including in cloud-hosted products (SaaS), distributed software products, and machine-learning and artificial intelligence systems.
Mr. Wilson frequently practices before U.S. Federal District Courts, the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Exclusion Order Enforcement Branch (EOEB) in patent litigation matters involving software-related inventions and other intellectual property rights afforded to software. His prior experience as a software developer gives him the ability to develop arguments and strategies. He has argued in numerous hearings, cross-examines witnesses at trial, and conducts depositions.
Mr. Wilson also participates in all phases of M&A transactions involving software, including diligence of third-party software licenses, conducting and interpreting code scan audits, and facilitating remediation and compliance efforts. Guided by his experience with over 75 M&A-related software audits, he quickly triages voluminous code scan reports to identify red-flag software licensing issues. He also regularly drafts and negotiates agreements involving related technologies.
Mr. Wilson also counsels clients on compliance with software licensing obligations, and helps install compliance programs. He frequently speaks on related topics involving open source software.
Mr. Wilson was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America's 2023 edition of "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch," and as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023.