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Bramhall, Andrew

Andrew Bramhall



Andrew Bramhall is a partner in the Silicon Valley office.  His practice focuses on high-stakes intellectual property disputes with an emphasis on patent litigation.  Andrew has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the country, including in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, and the Southern District of New York.  Andrew has also litigated before the International Trade Commission in Washington D.C. on behalf of complainants and respondents.  At Quinn Emanuel, Andrew has worked on matters involving a broad range of technologies, including semiconductor processing, genetic cloning, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMs), wireless communications and standards, computer operating and data storage systems, liquid crystal display devices, and smart phones.  Prior to law school, Andrew worked as a laboratory technician and marketing manager for a start-up biotech company in the Bay Area, which specialized in gene- and protein-based arrays.  Super Lawyers magazine named Andrew a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

  Representative Clients

  • Sony
  • Marvell Semiconductor
  • BlackBerry
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Genentech
  • Ubisense
  • Motorola
  • Lexmark
  • Canon

  Notable Representations

  • Representing BlackBerry Limited as a plaintiff in a design patent, utility patent and trade dress infringement case against Typo Products LLC, relating to a keyboard case sold by Typo that copied the design of BlackBerry’s iconic physical keyboard. Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction.
  • Representing Marvell Semiconductor Inc. in a patent suit originally brought by France Telecom in the Southern District of New York but later transferred to the Northern District of California. France Telecom asserted a patent it alleged to cover the error correction technique commonly known as turbo-coding. Part of a team that tried the case to verdict.
  • Representing Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics Inc. in a patent case brought by Compound Photonics Ltd. in the Eastern District of Texas. Successfully obtained transfer to Southern District of California and won strongly favorable claim construction rulings.
  • Represented Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, and Sony Electronics Inc. in an ITC Investigation (337-TA-815) initiated by Compound Photonics Ltd. and Compound Photonics U.S. Corporation. Complainants voluntarily withdrew their complaint on the eve of trial, resulting in the Investigation being terminated by the ITC.
  • Represented Broadcom, Mediatek, STMicroelectronics, Motorola, and others in an ITC Investigation (337-TA-753) initiated by Rambus Incorporated concerning memory controllers. The ITC found no violation for all claims defended by the Firm.
  • Represented Marvell Semiconductor, Ralink, Canon, and Lexmark in a patent suit brought by MOSAID Technologies in the Eastern District of Texas asserting six patents that purported to cover WiFi technology. The case settled favorably for each client.
  • Represented Google and Match.com in a patent suit brought by Bedrock Computer Technologies in the Eastern District of Texas involving infringement assertions against a deletion method performed by the Linux operating system. Part of a team that tried the case to verdict for Google. The case settled shortly thereafter.
  • Represented Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. in a patent infringement case brought by Bandspeed Inc. in the Western District of Texas (Austin). The case involved patents related to adaptive frequency hopping that were asserted against Bluetooth-compliant products, including the Sony PlayStation 3. Secured favorable settlement for Sony.


  • New York University School of Law
    (J.D., 2007)

  • Pomona College
    (B.A., Molecular Biology, 2001)


The State Bar of California; United States District Court: Northern District of California; Central District of California; Southern District of California; Eastern District of California

  Prior Associations

  • Panomics, Inc., 2001-2004:
    • Laboratory Research Associate
    • Associate Marketing Manager


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2013-2018

Publications and Lectures

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association