Andrew H. Berks

After earning a Ph.D. in chemistry, I began a 17-year career in drug development in the pharmaceutical industry working as an internal science adviser, chemistry and patent searcher, and patent agent. I worked closely with my clients addressing their scientific needs to read between the lines and give them the best possible results. My natural insight into client needs has become a theme throughout my work.

When the time came for a career upgrade, I concluded that law school was the best fit for my natural talents. I loved the combination of research, insight, writing, and partnering with clients to help them succeed. Combining chemistry and law gives me a powerful understanding of both technical and legal issues, which gives my clients a distinct advantage over their competitors.

Since becoming a lawyer, I have worked at major IP firms, boutique patent prosecution firms, and as an in-house IP counsel for a privately held technology company with interests in generic drugs, biotech, and green energy.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property and 2) Patent & Trademark
Law School Fordham University School of Law, (J.D.2007)
Education University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 1980)
Most recent firm Cittone & Chinta LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyberks
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