Andrew (A.J.) Tibbetts

Intellectual Property Counsel, Machine Learning & AI

Andrew (A.J.) Tibbetts, a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig LLP, leverages prior experience as a software engineer to provide practical IP strategy counseling on matters related to software-implemented tech across a range of industries, from networking, fintech, and NLP through to life sciences AI, medical records, and medical devices. His holistic approach to software IP incorporates open source practices and trade secret policies alongside patents and extends beyond protecting rights into licensing/ transactions, enforcement, and navigating diligence, as well as defending against infringement accusations. He has both invalidated software patents asserted against clients and defended software patents he wrote and prosecuted from being invalidated by competitors. A.J. closely studies the development of the law for the protection of software inventions, enabling him to protect client’s interests despite the rapid evolution of both the law and the technology, and has helped draft amicus briefs on the Section 101 eligibility of software that was favorably cited by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

While he works with multiple international and publicly-traded companies as well as large research institutions, he devotes part of his practice to counseling small and growing companies on IP strategies that will help them achieve their own unique business goals.

A.J. has been named one of the top "Under 40" IP attorneys in Massachusetts multiple years running, and was a top-recommended patent attorney in a recent survey of over 1,000 Boston-area startups.

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