Andrew Filler

Partner at Sherpa Technology Group

Andrew Filler is partner and general counsel at Sherpa Technology Group (STG) (formerly 3LP Advisors) based in Silicon Valley and Boston. He works with world-class business and IP strategists on business matters pertaining to STG’s IP, technology and M&A advisory business, with a focus and emphasis on business strategy, licensing and monetising intellectual property and technology assets.

Mr Filler has more than 20 years’ experience managing intellectual property and legal and business matters across an array of technology companies, including creating the industry’s dominant patent portfolio for two scientific fields: microfluidics lab-on-a-chip technology and nanotechnology. Before joining STG, he was general counsel and vice president of intellectual property at nanotechnology leader Nanosys, where he helped to create and manage a portfolio of nanotechnology patents made up of more than 800 patents and applications. In this position, he also negotiated hundreds of licensing and collaborative agreements with leading universities such as Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia, the California Institute of Technology, Cornell, University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Yissum (Israel), as well as companies including Samsung, LG Chem, Intel, Medtronic, 3M, Hitachi, Exciton, Sharp and SanDisk. He is also a former senior associate at international law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges. He is a business and legal adviser to several other advanced materials companies in Silicon Valley, a member of the board of directors of publicly traded BioSig Technologies and privately held Earthwise Global and a member of the board of governors of his alma mater, University of San Francisco Law School.

In recognition of his extensive experience and dedication to the field, he was named as one of the top two corporate IP attorneys in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2011. Mr Filler received a JD magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco Law School and a BSME with honours from Cornell University.

IAM says

Andrew Filler has a talent for creating, managing and monetising valuable patent portfolios in cutting-edge fields of innovation. His blend of law firm, in-house and commercial experience gives him a broad perspective on the business of intellectual property.

Professional associations

  • BioSig Technologies Board of Directors
  • Earthwise Global Board of Directors
  • USF Law School Board of Governors


  • Brokering
  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • IAM/IC
  • IP auctions
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Sherpa Technology Group
1825 South Grant Street
Suite 425
San Mateo CA 94402
United States

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