Andy has over 13 years of intellectual property and litigation experience, covering technologies such as automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, networking and telecommunications, computer vision, and machine learning. Prior to joining Northeastern, Andy served as Senior IP Counsel for the Enterprise and Imaging divisions of Nuance Communications, where he managed the patent procurement process for each division from invention harvesting to end-of-life, performed M&A due diligence for both corporate and IP portfolio acquisitions, and negotiated 3rd party technology in-licenses and joint research agreements with both academic and industrial partners. He held positions as Senior Patent Counsel at 3Com Corporation, as well as Patent Counsel at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs.
Andy earned his B.S. in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1990 and his JD from Suffolk University Law School in 1997. Between 1990 and 1999 when not attending law school, Andy served as an engineering officer aboard US flagged merchant ships engaged in worldwide trade.