Andrew Riddles is a partner in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property Department. He has over 25 years of experience in virtually all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Andrew is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and early case assessment through trial and appeal. He has appeared before federal district courts across the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has successfully litigated patent infringement cases, for both plaintiff and defendant, involving a wide variety of technologies, including optics, computer hardware and software, electronic control systems, telecommunications, e-commerce, mechanical equipment, Internet services, automotive parts, agricultural chemicals, semiconductor circuits and microwave transmission. He was also involved in some of the pioneering business method and computer software patent litigations. In addition to patent cases, Andrew has litigated cases involving trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition.
Andrew has also represented parties as negotiation counsel in numerous complex technology and multi-party matters. His experience includes the negotiation of technology transfer agreements and the resolution of multiparty litigation claims. Andrew trained in negotiation at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Oxford Programme on Negotiation and serves on the Mediation Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In addition to litigation, Andrew regularly renders opinions relating to patent validity, enforcement and infringement and provides strategic advice to companies on the development and management of their intellectual property portfolios. Andrew is also experienced in complex proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patent reexamination and reissue proceedings.