Andre Marais

Principal at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA
Ranked in IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, Legal, Valuation
IAM Research

The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

IAM Says

Andre Marais is a trusted strategic advisor to prominent companies in Silicon Valley thanks to the seamless combination of his astute commercial acumen and deep legal expertise, which he leverages to build, strengthen and monetise patent portfolios.

Andre Marais's Profile

Andre L Marais is registered patent attorney and principal (partner) at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, with deep expertise in strategic IP counseling and patent portfolio development/management.

At the heart of his practice lies a passion for providing strategic IP counseling and steering the development and management of patent portfolios. Mr Marais maintains a range of expertise in cutting-edge technologies, with a particular emphasis on the revolutionary fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR). His insights into the advancements and legal intricacies of these dynamic domains have earned him client trust over many years.

In addition to his experience with AI and AR, Mr Marais's expertise extends to other innovative technologies, such as robotics and mobility technologies, which encompass electric and autonomous vehicles. With a keen understanding of the intellectual property landscape in these transformative areas, he has become a sought-after authority in the legal aspects of these emerging industries.

A firm believer that patent portfolios should serve as valuable and strategic assets that align harmoniously with a robust business strategy, his invaluable 'in the trenches' perspective is a result of his close collaborations with several of Silicon Valley's prominent companies since their inception.

He is also a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics and has co-authored numerous publications on the subject.

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