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Andy Spence is a partner in Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Practice Group where he is a member of the Software / Electrical Patent Team. He concentrates his practice on patent procurement in the electrical, computer software and business method arts. Andy has significant experience handling complex patent matters for companies in various fields covering a number of diverse technologies, including telecommunications, aerospace and e-commerce. He has handled patent matters related to wireline and wireless networks, personal communication service and cellular communication and data encoding/decoding; economic modeling, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), signal processing, flight simulation, radar, antenna, microwave engineering and micro-computing, as well as online real estate and travel services.
Andy has handled post-issuance patent matters and has assisted clients in patent interference and reissue proceedings. He also regularly counsels clients on a number of other intellectual property matters including patent infringement, validity and enforceability issues, and intellectual property due diligence.
Andy is an award-winning author and a regular speaker on patent law matters both domestically and abroad.
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