• Washington University in St. Louis, B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1984)
  • Washington University in St. Louis, M.S. Mechanical Engineering (1990)
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D. (1994) cum laude


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Illinois Supreme Court

Professional Experience

  • McDonnell Douglas Corp. (MCAIR)
    Strength Engineer, September 1989-August 1991
    Design Engineer, May 1988-September 1989
  • TAMKO Asphalt Products Inc.
    Operations Analyst, June 1987-May 1988

Andrew D. Stover


According to Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 2017, “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.”

Developing new products requires playing offense and defense, and innovative companies rely on Andrew Stover to do both. Andrew helps build patent portfolios that will stand up in court. At the same time, he keeps his clients out of trouble with his extensive experience in searching and analyzing patents and client counseling.

A former mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry, Andrew possesses the hands-on knowledge so advantageous in technically complex patent prosecution matters. He uses that technical knowledge and over 25 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.

According to Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 2017, “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 electromechanical 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, bicycle components, 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, and 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 noninfringement, and invalidity opinions, as well as litigation, post-grant review, and inter partes review proceedings options.

Prior to joining Crowell, Andrew was a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione.


  • Legal 500: Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2014–2015
  • Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star, 2013-2014, 2016–2020
  • Intellectual Asset Management: Leading Patent Practitioner, "IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012–2020
  • LMG Life Sciences: Life Science Star, Intellectual Property Law, 2012–2017
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2010–2016
  • Crain’s Chicago Business: Notable Gen X Leaders In Law, 2019

Representative Matters

  • U.S. Patent No. 10,881,818
  • U.S. Patent No. 11,357,329
  • U.S. Patent No. 11,395,890
  • U.S. Pub. No. 2020/0197654
  • U.S. Pub. No. 2020/0361407