Andrew Ward is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property and litigation groups.
Prior to law school, Mr. Ward served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Ward completed the naval nuclear power training pipeline before serving on the USS Tucson (SSN-770) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Onboard the USS Tucson, Mr. Ward gained extensive practical engineering experience in the fields of mechanical, nuclear, electrical, and chemical engineering and qualified as a Naval Nuclear Engineer Officer. Additionally, Mr. Ward completed two western Pacific deployments, three eastern Pacific deployments, and several missions vital to national security. Mr. Ward was later selected to serve as the Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer (PNEO) at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, CT where he prepared junior officers to take the Engineer Officer’s exam at Naval Reactors, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Ward received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center in 2011, where he served as notes and comments editor for the Houston Law Review. Mr. Ward was also elected a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barons.
Speeches and Publications
“Inducing Infringement: Specific Intent and Damages Calculation,” 94 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 1 (2012)
“What’s So Improper About Improper Revival: Infringement Defenses After Aristocrat Technologies Australia PTY Ltd. v. International Game Technology,” 47 Hous. L. Rev. 1113 (2010)