Andrew Young

Andrew F. Young

Managing Partner, Patents

Scarsdale, New York
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Mr. Young provides actionable and strategic advice that reinforces his clients’ competitive edge and optimizes their commercial agenda, goals, and bottom line while managing risks and adhering to critical deadlines. Mr. Young has primary responsibility for acquisition, exploitation, management and enforcement of world-wide utility patent and design rights on behalf of firm clients. His experience includes intellectual property acquisition, licensing all forms of intellectual property risk-management assessments, confidentiality management, patent opinions and searching, as well as portfolio optimization and utilization, preservation of technology for a wide variety of clients. Mr. Young has counseled clients from initial incubation through staged venture funding and growth, to offering, and to full-scale production. Mr. Young’s many international contacts and corporate experience allow him to work collaboratively with clients to identify and position them effectively while also taking into consideration the challenges and opportunities they face.

After his initial training in ceramic engineering and material science at Alfred University, and Andrew pursued advanced studies at Sheffield University in England, where he studied glass science and high temperature chemistry, metallurgy, and mechanics. Prior to legal practice, Andrew pursued an engineering career with a sophisticated manufacturer, at the Material Science Division of AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell) where he worked for over four years. Mr. Young successfully helped manage and troubleshoot the world-famous amorphous alloy-ribbon Metglass® product to full-scale production.

Mr. Young has an extensive background in high technology fields including material science, ceramic and chemical engineering, cosmetics and cosmetic applications, nano-materials and nano-technologies, complex mechanical systems, optics and optical fiber systems, analytical equipment of many kinds, imaging and radiation emission systems, data transfer and computer technology, medical manufacturing, semiconductor systems, electronics and electronic control networks, data security systems, and high alloy metallurgical and glass systems. Clients seeking Mr. Young’s advice include material science manufacturers, cosmetic manufacturers, imagery system manufacturers, automotive industry members, fashion industry members, single crystal manufacturers and integrated chip manufacturers and assemblers, product designers, as well as commercial and consumer product providers.

Mr. Young has represented private and public entities in connection with a wide range of technologies. Mr. Young provides innovative product clearance reviews, international and domestic patent assessment evaluation and acquisition, as well as pre-mid-and-post business acquisition risk management and due-diligence reviews to ensure perfection and ownership of intellectual property rights under domestic and foreign laws.

Practice Areas: As an intellectual property attorney, Mr. Young handles acquisition of patents, designs, trade secrets, intellectual property licensing of all kinds, clearance and professional opinions, risk-management and resolution, and corporate counseling. He also has experience in high technology material science, ceramic and glass engineering, various cosmetic and nanotechnologies, analytical equipment, mechanical systems, optics and optical systems, data transfer and computer technologies, electronic control networks, data security systems, and high alloy metallurgical and thermal systems.


Global Patent and Design Rights Acquisition, Preparation, Filing and Prosecution
Acquisition, Diligence, Risk Management regarding IP Assets, including trade secret identification and regulatory compliance regarding government funding for new technologies.
IP Counseling and Commercialization
Clearance Searching and Infringement Assessments
Acquisition and Defense


US Patent and Trademark Office
New Jersey State
New York State
Federal District Court New Jersey
Federal Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Alfred University (BSCE)
Sheffield University, U.K. (Studies in Glass Science and Engineering)
Widener University (J.D.)
Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA)


The 67th IPG Seminar: JETRO, United States, Guest Speaker  View Seminar
Co-Authored: Acquiring and Protecting Intellectual Property Rights,
LexisNexis; Patent, Trade Secret, and Mask Work chapters
Contributing Author: Corporate Counsel Solutions: Intellectual Property Management: Strategies & Tactics
LexisNexis; Corporate Counsel publication
Contributing Author: JPAA – Japan Patent Attorneys Association – Design Committee – USA, 2016, 2017
SEMA - Specialty Equipment Market Association – Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights – guest lecturer
FIT – Fashion Institute of Technology – Acquiring and Protecting Patents and Trade Secrets - guest lecturer
PACE University - Acquiring and Protecting Patents and Trade Secrets - guest lecturer Several foreign universities


American Ceramic Society (ACS)
Association for Iron and Steel Technologies (AIST)
Intellectual Property divisions of the N.J. and N.Y. Bar Associations
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)