• Biography

    Andy Ehmke is primary counsel for many high-profile technology companies in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His practice spans nearly 20 years, during which he has guided clients through licensing and technology development, intellectual property litigation, Federal Circuit appellate arguments, and patent portfolio development.

    Andy is also the firm’s Chief Information Partner overseeing the firm’s technology and cybersecurity strategies and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Andy has a degree in computer science, and has previously worked as an information systems consultant and as a software developer for hand-held computing devices. His technical areas of experience include software, networking, cloud-based computing and services, mobile devices and computing hardware. Andy continues software development as a hobby, and has co-written and developed Haynes and Boone’s proprietary software for tracking, managing, and docketing IPR proceedings at the PTAB.

    Professional Recognition

    • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, as a "Future Star," 2018-2019, 2021.
    • Recognized by Managing IP Magazine, Euromoney Legal Media Group, as a highly recommended "IP Star," 2012-2015, 2019 and 2020.


    Professional and Community Activities

    • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section
    • PTAB Bar Association
    • Adjunct Professor at SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Dayton, 1999
    • B.S., Computer Science, Michigan State University, 1996
  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016