Andrew Mar, Esq.
Andrew Mar is an IP attorney with nearly a decade of experience preparing and prosecuting patents, trademarks and copyrights. At Fish IP Law™, Andrew specializes in prosecuting patents in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science, including chip design, virtualized computer architecture, SaaS, web-based services and virtual world systems.
Andrew’s litigation experience includes preparing court documents for trademark infringement claims and serving as co-counsel, litigating on behalf of clients in the California Central District Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also assists the Fish IP Law™ litigation team with essential background research for many IP cases.
Andrew displays a strong work ethic and excels in Fish IP Law™'s collaborative environment. His extensive experience allows him to provide clients with strategic guidance and targeted solutions for their individual portfolio needs. Andrew’s authority on computer systems and other technology offers clients and Fish IP Law™ attorneys a knowledgeable – and readily available – source. His passion for computer software and hardware device patents helps Fish IP Law™ clients protect their IP.
Andrew received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where he also minored in computer science. He earned his juris doctor from Loyola Law School and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and the USPTO. Andrew’s industry experience includes working as a technology specialist and software engineer –developing software SDK kits, working on high-level tech support and consulting – and low-level tech support to develop software bug fixes to resolve issues. His experience in computer software, coupled with his knowledge of IP law, has provided him an advanced understanding of client needs. Prior to joining Fish IP Law™ in 2015, Andrew worked closely with the firm as a contract lawyer for many years.
Outside the office, Andrew is an avid consumer of science fiction and fantasy novels, comics, manga and manwha. He regularly participates in short, challenging events such as mud-runs, the Spartan Race, Electric Run and ROC Race, and enjoys hiking, playing volleyball and swing dancing. He also attends Cosplay conventions and Disney events.