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Andy Hein is highly respected for the quality of his work on high-value IP monetisation projects and for his collaborative approach. He is enthusiastically recommended for his invalidity searches, which are deemed “far superior”.
Andrew R Hein is a partner at Crown Point Transactions LLC, which focuses on all aspects of monetising intellectual property through sales and licensing, and Crown Point Advisors LLC, which concentrates on litigation and post-grant proceeding invalidity searches. Before founding these companies, Mr Hein was an attorney in Sidley Austin LLP’s patent litigation group, and a litigation and finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. During his tenure at these firms, he litigated cases and financed deals involving technologies ranging from software and pharmaceuticals to telecoms.
Among his monetisation work, Mr Hein has helped innovative companies ranging in size from Fortune 500s to start-ups to realise the value of their patent portfolios. He has experience in defensively aggregating patents and monetising portfolios in the M&A, bankruptcy and restructuring scenarios for companies and funds.
Among his invalidity work, Mr Hein has consulted on the world’s largest patent cases – across four continents and in seven languages – involving technology ranging from mobile devices to semiconductors and standard-essential and market-essential patents.
In 2020, Finance Monthly honoured Crown Point Advisors by naming it the US IP Advisory Firm of the Year. In 2021 and 2022, Acquisition International awarded Crown Point Advisors the Global Excellence Award as the Leading Specialist in Prior Art Research. Lawyer Monthly recently named Mr Hein the US IP Attorney of the Year. Mr Hein earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Centre (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) and his BSc from Trine University (high honours).