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Background

Andrew Kopsidas, a Principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Fish & Richardson, leads and tries intellectual property cases and offers strategic counseling to clients. He has successfully litigated cases in many federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

A lead trial lawyer recognized for producing positive results for his clients, Mr. Kopsidas serves his clients by getting to know their business, developing creative and effective solutions, and conducting litigations with uncompromising efficiency. His clients are among the most prominent U.S., Korean, and European companies. Mr. Kopsidas has a nationwide practice and has litigated in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. With a background in aerospace and electrical engineering, Mr. Kopsidas has litigated cases involving microprocessors, acoustic devices, DRAM and flash memory devices, mobile phones, telecommunications networks and standards, digital signal processing, internet applications, GPS devices, and various software, mechanical and chemical inventions.

Mr. Kopsidas speaks regularly and advises clients on standards-essential patents and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory ("FRAND") licensing issues as they arise in litigation.

Mr. Kopsidas is at the forefront of Fish & Richardson’s ITC practice. He has first-chaired ITC trials, litigated dozens of cases in that venue, and is a regular speaker on ITC practice and procedures, including the strategic use of ITC litigation in parallel with district court litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Kopsidas is also active in the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and is a thought leader in various aspects of ITC law, including the intersection of Section 337’s mandates and federal patent law, trade secret protection in the ITC, and strategies for customer respondents post-Kyocera.

Before law school, Mr. Kopsidas worked on several Space Shuttle missions as a Flight Controller and Systems Engineer at NASA. He also worked as an Aerospace Design Engineer for the Naval Research Laboratory designing drones to protect troops in the field.

Education

J.D., George Washington University Law School 1999
with honors


B.S., University of Maryland 1992
Aerospace Engineering

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member:  American Bar Association (Section on Intellectual Property Law), American Intellectual Property Law Association, ITC Trial Lawyers Association

Other Distinctions

​Frequent lecturer on patent litigation and ITC practice, and FRAND and SEP issues.

Experience

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September 7, 2016
Fish & Richardson Wins $12.5 Million Jury Award and Willful Infringement for CH2O in Patent Infringement Case
Press Releases
News
June 29, 2016
Fish Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation from The Legal 500
Press Releases
Fish Litigation Blog
April 7, 2016
The ITC Punts on Whether the Presumption of Validity Applies to § 101 Challenges
The ITC Punts on Whether the Presumption of Validity Applies to § 101 Challenges
Author: Andrew R. Kopsidas
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
April 29, 2015
Judge Pender Allows Supplementation of Prior Art Record For Good Cause
Second Circuit: Google Book-Scanning Project Fair Use
Authors: Leah A. Edelman, Andrew R. Kopsidas
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
March 13, 2015
ITC Says it Has the Power to Stop Infringing Transmissions of Digital Materials
ITC Says it Has the Power to Stop Infringing Transmissions of Digital Materials
Author: Andrew R. Kopsidas
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
March 4, 2015
Judge Essex Recommends General Exclusion Order for Counterfeit Loom Kits
Judge Essex Recommends General Exclusion Order for Counterfeit Loom Kits
Authors: Chris W. Dryer, Andrew R. Kopsidas
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
February 10, 2015
Federal Circuit Judges Seem Divided During En Banc Argument in Suprema v. ITC
Federal Circuit Judges Seem Divided During <i>En Banc</i> Argument in <i>Suprema v. ITC</i>
Authors: Zachary Loney, Andrew R. Kopsidas
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
February 5, 2015
Judge Bullock Strikes Portions of Complainant’s Case For Inadequate Contentions and Failure to Produce Expert Test Results During Discovery
Second Circuit: Google Book-Scanning Project Fair Use
Authors: Daniel A. Tishman, Andrew R. Kopsidas
IP Litigation
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
January 28, 2015
Second Thoughts on Spoliation Sanction: ITC to Review Final Initial Determination Imposing $1.9M Sanction
Second Thoughts on Spoliation Sanction: ITC to Review Final Initial Determination Imposing $1.9M Sanction
Authors: Katherine Reardon, Andrew R. Kopsidas
IP Litigation
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
January 16, 2015
Is the ITC Taking a Closer Look at Standing?
Is the ITC Taking a Closer Look at Standing?
Authors: Thomas "Monty" Fusco, Andrew R. Kopsidas
IP Litigation
ITC Litigation
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