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Attorney Andrew C. Graham

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Southern Methodist University, graduate studies in EE/CS, 1977-1979
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.S.E.E. with Highest Honors, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Andrew C. Graham

Partner

Patents, Patent Prosecution

Andrew Graham, registered U.S. Patent Attorney, focuses his practice on patent matters in the electrical and electronic arts, with an emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling related to patent acquisition and portfolio management strategies, patent invalidity activities, and licensing.

Concentration

  • Semiconductor memory devices
  • Microprocessor devices
  • Computer architectures
  • Analog, digital, and mixed-signal devices
  • Telecommunications circuits and systems
  • Electronic circuits and systems
  • Semiconductor devices and processes

Mr. Graham has extensive experience in the patent acquisition process, including inventor interactions and invention disclosures, evaluations of patentability, and the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and coordination with foreign patent counsel in the prosecution of foreign applications, particularly those corresponding to U.S. applications he prosecuted.

Prior to joining Howison & Arnott, Mr. Graham was a partner for 15 years at Zagorin O’Brien Graham LLP, a firm he co-founded in 1998. Mr. Graham began his legal career in 1992 at the Austin office of Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, initially as a technical writer, then as a Patent Agent while in law school, then as an attorney.

Mr. Graham began his technical career in 1976 at Mostek Corporation, where he held design engineering and engineering management positions related to semiconductor memory product design, including dynamic random access memories (DRAMs), static RAMs, and programmable memory devices. In 1984, he joined GigaBit Logic and served as Director of Memory Development, overseeing the development of ultra high speed gallium arsenide memory devices. Mr. Graham co-founded Gazelle Microcircuits in 1985 and served as Vice-President of Engineering until 1991 when Gazelle was acquired by TriQuint Semiconductor (now QORVO).

Mr. Graham is a named inventor in 19 U.S. patents.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (Austin IPLA)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sr. Member

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Capitol Area Council, active adult Scouter for over 17 years, including Bee Cave District Chairman, 2007-2009, Capitol Area Council Executive Board member, 2008-2009, Bee Cave District Commissioner, 2013-2014, and Assistant District Commissioner, 2015
  • Trustee, Park Hills Baptist Church of Austin, Texas, 2006-2015