Charles Andres

Associate, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, PC

My focus is on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, IP due diligence, drug and medical device FDA regulatory counseling, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, life-cycle management, Supreme Court and Federal Circuit amicus briefs, and related business matters. I have drafted and prosecuted patents covering three FDA approved drugs. I have represented a client at a U.S. Senate HELP Committee full hearing on electronic health records and was part of a team that defended a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in an Actavis reverse payment enquiry at the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, I have authored and reviewed numerous freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions, including opinions supporting Paragraph IV certification for ANDA filers under the Hatch-Waxman Act. I have advised companies on the use of post-grant U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings to achieve IP goals.