Areas of Practice: Patents, Licensing, Technology Transactions.
Andrew M. Calderon has over 30 years of experience in the intellectual property field. Mr. Calderon’s practice includes counseling clients regarding the procurement, enforcement, licensing and evaluation of patents, particularly in the mechanical and electrical fields. Representative technologies include:
- Air pollution control systems including mechanical control systems for coal fired power systems;
- Automotive equipment including anti-lock braking systems, fuel injection systems, automotive control systems, power steering systems, seal and gasket technologies and tire technology;
- Bowling systems including bumper systems, game scoring consoles, entertainment and multimedia systems, flooring systems, and pinspotters;
- Building materials including glueless flooring systems and panels, composite structures, fastening devices and mounts, and prefabricated concrete components;
- Consumer electronics including disk drives, electronic displays (LCD) and components for gaming consoles;
- Consumer products including baby bottles, strollers, car seats, furniture units, barbecue equipment, bedding systems, sporting equipment, and photocopy and printing machines;
- Integration systems including mail and postal systems;
- Heavy machinery including paper forming machines, earth moving equipment; automated machinery for the automotive industry;
- Medical devices including liposuction devices, various orthopedic devices; surgical saw blades and screws, collets and drills;
- Semiconductor devices and fabrication for analog systems and various memory devices including SRAM, DRAM, EEPROM and ZRAM, and radiation hardened devices;
- Computer related systems including bioinformatics, digital rights management, eCommerce and financial systems, search engines, voice recognition systems, relational and non-relational database systems, interactive learning systems, and telecommunication applications; and
- Wastewater treatment systems including filtering systems and septic systems.
Mr. Calderon has a particular focus on reissues, ex parte and inter partes review proceedings, and appeals to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Mr. Calderon also provides patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, as well as patentability reports and freedom-to-practice assessments. In addition, Mr. Calderon has experience in the drafting and negotiation of technology transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, joint defense agreements, settlement agreements for complex litigation matters, and joint development agreements.
Education: Touro Law Center (J.D., 1992)
New York University, Polytechnic (B.S., Mechanical Engineering 1989)
Admitted: New York, Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.