Counsel

As an attorney admitted to practice before both the USPTO and EPO, Drew brings a multi-jurisdictional approach to serving his clients’ needs. In addition to post-grant proceedings in the U.S., Drew has handled over 60 EPO oppositions and argued before both the EPO Technical Board of Appeals and the Enlarged Board of Appeals.  Drew is also a frequent contributor to legal news outlets, specifically on the topics of cross-border strategies and jurisprudence.

Drew specializes in optimizing his clients’ intellectual property portfolios for their specific needs. Whether those needs include generating licensing revenue, securing additional rounds of investor funding, or gaining a competitive edge, Drew strives to recommend global solutions while navigating the nuances of specific jurisdictions. 

With a wealth of experience in drafting patent and trademark applications, conducting U.S. and EP post-grant proceedings, and advising on licensing and acquisition opportunities, Drew brings a forward-thinking and detail-oriented approach to solidifying clients’ IP portfolios in today’s ever-changing IP climate. Drew uses his experience in both patent prosecution and litigation, gained through over a decade of practice in the software, industrial machinery, electronics, and medical device fields, to anticipate challenges arising from seemingly routine business practices to watershed developments in the law.

Given his diverse background, Drew prides himself on being equipped to handle the full spectrum of his clients’ needs – whenever and wherever they may arise. Whether counseling clients, outlining global patenting strategies, creating budget and portfolio projections, preparing patentability or non-infringement opinions, performing due diligence, or handling IP agreements, Drew ensures that his clients and their portfolios are optimally positioned to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
      • International IP Law Committee
      • Patent Law Committee
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association 
    • Legislative/Amicus Committee
  • Law Society of England and Wales

Publications & Presentations

  • "Coordinating Patent Strategies Across PTAB And EPO" Law360 (January 3, 2019)
  • Presenter, Celesq AttorneysEd Center, "Training Your Organization for the Future of IP in AI" (November 14, 2018)
  • "Training Your Organization for the Future of IP in AI" Legaltech News, Law.com (August 9, 2018)
  • “Alice-Proofing Your Patent Specifications,” Law360 (June 18, 2018)
  • Presenter, 10th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum, "The Increasing Value of European Patents" (March 15, 2018)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Pearl S. Brooks Family Foundation