- California State Bar Association
- Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Association
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- Telephone: +1 408 278 4042
- Fax: +1 408 849 4537
- Website: http://www.slwip.com
Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA
Andre Marais is a registered patent attorney and principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. He has been included in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) listing of the world’s 1000 leading patent attorneys (2012-2021) and IAM’s listing of the world’s 300 leading IP strategists (2016-2021), both published by Law Business Research.
Mr Marais is passionate about architecting, building and managing patent portfolios with his clients. He takes the view that patent portfolios should be valuable, strategic assets that align with a solid business strategy. Having had the good fortune to work closely with a number of Silicon Valley’s most prominent software and companies since their early days, he brings an ‘in the trenches’ perspective to portfolio strategy and growth.
His practice focuses on strategic IP counselling and patent prosecution (US and foreign), patent validity, infringement and clearance analyses and opinions, and IP due diligence work – particularly in the networking (including Internet), software, communications and electrical/electronic technologies.
He has secured patents for, and currently represents, a number of prominent technology companies based in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, including Germany and China.
Mr Marais is a frequent speaker on IP topics and is a co-author of several IP publications.