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“Andrew Wu operates out of one of the largest monetisation businesses in the world, and he has licensed patents generating over $1 billion in licensing revenue. He is incredibly talented, and he understands the nexus of legal, technical and commercial factors to achieve optimal licence agreements.”
Andrew Wu has been a leader in the intellectual property field for over 25 years. He began his legal career as a patent litigator, representing well-known innovators such as AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Philips Lumileds. He secured favorable rulings in litigation around the world, including a rare exclusion order representing a patent owner before the US International Trade Commission. He was a trial lawyer for 13 years, including six as a partner at Morgan Lewis.
Since 2009, Mr Wu has conducted licensing and assertion of major patent portfolios at IPValue. As the assertion attorney for programmes such as Round Rock Research and Monterey Research, he has helped to monetise patent portfolios of leading research organisations such as Micron Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor. He has conducted hundreds of patent assertions, leading to patent licences with dozens of the world’s leading electronics and semiconductor chip manufacturers, and generating well over a billion dollars of patent licensing revenue.
Mr Wu is also well-versed in the strategic aspects of patent monetisation. He advised IPValue in the acquisition of Longitude Licensing, Ltd, and has played an important role in assessing and executing other acquisitions and divestitures.
In 2021, Mr Wu led IPValue’s efforts to divest a sizeable portfolio of patents from United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). He led an IPValue team to craft a programme to showcase UMC’s many key innovations in advanced semiconductor fabrication and operation. Since 2021, he has led the monetisation of these patents as the general manager of IPValue’s Marlin Semiconductor programme, which has already generated significant return on investment through the responsible and professional monetisation for which IPValue is known.
Mr Wu has a BSE in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a JD from Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to law school, he was an engineer in the naval nuclear reactor programme at Westinghouse. He has published numerous articles on IP law and policy.