Andy Himebaugh is an associate who joined Irwin IP in October of 2020 after being a summer associate at the firm in the summer of 2019. 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; appeal practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and monetization of intellectual property.
Andy’s areas of scientific and technical expertise include genomics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software, most of which he learned about through opportunities for industry experience and employment prior to beginning his legal career. Since he began to study and practice law, Andy has become knowledgeable about medical devices, mechanical devices, toy and game technology, telecommunications, and industrial design.
Some of the matters on which Andy has worked (and his specific responsibilities) include:
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Northern District of Illinois
Western District of Texas (Pro Hac Vice)
Central District of California (Pro Hac Vice)
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:
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.
Presented an educational seminar on intellectual property considerations to inventors, companies, and other toy and game industry professionals at the 2022 People of Play Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Regularly teach a Spanish-language class on intellectual property to the cohort of Sunshine Enterprises composed of Latin entrepreneurs in the Chicagoland area and nearby Midwest.
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
English (native or bilingual proficiency)
Spanish (native or bilingual proficiency)