Andrew Filler has more than 20 years’ experience managing intellectual property and legal matters across an array of technology and medical companies, including creating the industry’s dominant patent portfolio for two scientific fields: microfluidics lab-on-a-chip technology, and nanotechnology. Currently, he serves as an IP advisor at nanotechnology leader Nanosys, and as a top licensing and general patent attorney and Partner at 3LP Advisors, a leading intellectual property advisory firm based in San Mateo, CA, and Boston, MA.
Prior to his current posts, Filler served as General Counsel and Vice President of IP at Nanosys where he created and managed 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 companies including Samsung, LG, Hitachi Chemical, Intel, Medtronic, 3M, Sharp and SanDisk.
Before joining Nanosys, he served as a chief patent counsel at Caliper Life Sciences, where he developed an equally important patent portfolio comprising over 1,000 patents for lab-on-a-chip technology — a field which allows medical and other procedures that normally require a laboratory (such as the analysis of body fluids and the synthesis of chemicals) to be conducted on a very miniaturized scale.
Mr. Filler, a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law magna cum laude, is also experienced in IP litigation, strategy, and counseling for a number of semiconductor and technology companies, which he worked on as a lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Silicon Valley office. In recognition of his extensive experience and dedication to his field, Filler was named as one of the top two corporate IP attorneys in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2011 and was nominated in 2014 for the USPTO Hall of Fame.