Photograph of Andrew D. Stover

Education

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

Admissions

  • 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

Partner
Chicago
astover@crowell.com
Phone: +1 312.321.4713
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Andrew Stover, a former mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry, 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.

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, 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, 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.

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



Recognition

  • Legal 500, Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2014-2015
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013, 2014, 2016-2020
  • Leading Patent Practitioner, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's "IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners," 2012-2020
  • 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


Affiliations

Admissions

Admitted to practice: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Illinois Supreme Court



Representative Engagements

  • Successfully represented an international company in the building an international portfolio of medical device patents.
  • Successfully prosecuted a patent portfolio resulting in a publically documented multi-million dollar redesign by a competitor.
  • Successfully developed a multi-tier revenue generating portfolio for a smaller privately held company in supplemental charging systems.