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Andy Himebaugh


Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D. 2020

Brigham Young University,

B.S. in Bioinformatics, Minor in Philosophy 2016

Andy Himebaugh is an associate at Irwin IP. Andy’s practice focuses primarily on post-grant proceedings with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; patent and trademark litigation in U.S. Federal District Courts; monetization of intellectual property; and other areas of intellectual property.

Andy’s areas of scientific and technical expertise include genomics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software, mechanical devices, and industrial design.

Prior Experience

Andy worked as a summer associate and law clerk for Irwin IP prior to his graduation from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  While in school Andy served as President of the Intellectual Property Student Association, President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and was distinguished as a Pedrick Scholar for academic excellence.

 Andy supplemented his legal education with work experience as:

  • a legal intern at the Translational Genomics Institute (TGEN), in Phoenix, Arizona, where he participated in procurement efforts for patents on biotechnology and pharmaceutical inventions—researching claim, amendment, and declaration strategies, revising domestic and international patent applications, and drafting responses to office action;
  • a student attorney in the Lisa Foundation Patent and Trademark Clinic, where he practiced with a provisional registration number before the USPTO– drafting utility patent applications for the Barrow Neurological Institute’s medical devices, representing independent inventors for utility and design patent procurement, responding to office actions, and conducting examiner interviews; and 
  • a legal extern for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) where he advocated for and counseled refugee children and adolescents separated from their families during the ongoing border crisis.

Prior to beginning law school, Andy earned his undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and worked in Bioinformatics and Variant Classification Science at the Center for Genomic Interpretation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Andy is fluent in Spanish