Andrew Gordon-Seifert

Senior Attorney

Practices & Industries:

Utility Patent, Copyright, Trademark & Advertising, Trade Secret, NDA, & Non-Compete, Other Complex Litigation, IP Counseling and Transactions, Arts and Entertainment Law

Contact Information:

(312) 667-6294

Andrew Gordon-Seifert is an intellectual property litigator who has represented clients in matters and proceedings before United States federal district courts, the United States courts of appeals, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).  His practice is primarily focused on representing clients in disputes related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as helping clients maximize the value of their intellectual property through careful examination of the scope of their rights and the impact that has in the marketplace.  Andrew also has antitrust law experience and assists clients navigating the intersection between antitrust and intellectual property law.

Andrew’s experience as a lawyer comes from the unique position of having started in house at a Fortune 500 company as a Legal Fellow for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he worked substantially with the intellectual property and compliance arms of the company.  Since that time Andrew has substantial experience assisting clients from pre-litigation investigations and dispute resolution to trial and appeals.

Prior to earning his law degree, Andrew was a professional musician, earning a cello performance degree from Ohio State.  In his career as a musician, Andrew recorded several albums as a studio musician and toured the United States playing both classical and folk/indie rock.  He continues to participate in the music industry as a member of the board of directors for GRAMMY® award-winning orchestra Apollo’s Fire.


Representative Matters

  • Part of a team that obtained a $700,000 judgment against a foreign importer of infringing materials in a chemical patent case involving the manufacture of technology using a critical mineral subject to a National Emergency declaration by both Presidents Trump and Biden
  • Represented various clients in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit involving complex issues of patent validity and infringement.
  • Successfully resolved multi-million-dollar patent infringement case in favor of client, including agreement by competitor to make design changes to infringing product.
  • Represented multiple patent owner clients in inter partes review related to patents for the automotive, medical device, and electronics industries.
  • Defended client in trademark infringement suit alleging hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.  Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case after aggressive approach to discovery showed no infringement and no damages.
  • Represented client in trademark suit in medical services industry where direct competitor agreed to change name and cease use of trademark after preliminary injunction motion.
  • Assisted client in determining scope of rights to copyrighted work as part of overhaul of corporate strategy for maximization of value from licensed works.
  • Assisted clients in determining scope of IP rights as part of multi-million-dollar acquisition deal.
  • Represented a group of retailers in an antitrust suit challenging the interchange fees charged per transaction by Visa and Mastercard in multi-district litigation in New York.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Secretary and member of the Board of Directors, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra
  • Member, AIPLA

Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Illinois (PENDING)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2014

  • Dean’s Scholar Award
  • CALI award for excellence in Sports and Entertainment Law

The Ohio State University, B.A. History, B.M. Music Performance (Cello), 2011

  • Phi Beta Kappa

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