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Paul W. McAndrews


Paul McAndrews focuses his practice on intellectual property dispute resolution, particularly those involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. Specifically, Paul has extensive experience in managing and preparing complex IP cases, including conducting pre-filing investigations; participating in every phase of discovery, claim construction procedures and motion practice; leading mediations on behalf of clients; and delivering oral arguments. Paul also has experience preparing appellate briefs. In addition, he maintains an active client counseling practice where he advises clients on the acquisition and development of intellectual property.

Paul’s educational background in physics has enabled him to assist clients representing a variety of different technologies, including multifocal contact lenses, beverage cans, computer jukebox technology, telecommunications equipment and systems, hospital beds and various automotive accessories. Before receiving his Physics degree, Paul studied Economics at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he was a two-year starting defensive end on NIU’s football team.


  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2014: A practical cross-border insight into patent laws (U.S. chapter co-authored with Dr. Nabeela Rasheed).

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Litigation Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Has Co-Chaired and served on the Executive Committee of numerous fundraising committees at St. James Catholic Parish
  • Head Coach and Assistant Coach, Community Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Teams, Boys’ Football Teams

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Illinois Rising Star, 2014

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions / Registrations

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Notre Dame, J.D.
  • Elmhurst College, B.S., Physics