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Andrew McElligott

Phone: +1 312.840.3278
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611

Drew McElligott's practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation, representing leading companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, as well as consumer products manufacturers.

Drew has had significant experience at all stages of federal district court litigation and has developed experience in complex case management, coordination of global discovery efforts, Markman strategy and briefing, and the selection and preparation of expert witnesses. Drew has also gained extensive experience briefing and arguing inter partes reviews, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He has also co-authored multiple scientific articles in medical and cardiology publications, and published article on licensing-related issues for the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers’ Association.

Before practicing law, Drew worked for four years at the Loyola University Cardiovascular Institute conducting scientific research and gaining expertise in a variety surgical and diagnostic procedures and techniques. Drew now applies the strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills that he honed in the laboratory to helping his clients protect their innovations and achieve their long-term goals.


  • University of Notre Dame, B.S. (2007)
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D. (2014)


  • The Copyright Society of the USA
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • The Order of John Marshall


Admitted to practice: Illinois, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Firm News / Announcement
"Twitter, Inc. v. Vidstream LLC, No. 19-1708 (Fed. Cir. 2020)," IP Insights (September 11, 2020). Contacts: David P. Lindner, Andrew McElligott
Client Alert / Newsletter
"SCOTUS' 131-year itch: Georgia v Public.Resource.Org, Inc," Intellectual Property Magazine (February 2020). Author: Andrew McElligott
"SCOTUS Agrees To Address Edicts Doctrine For First Time In 130 Years," IP Insights (June 26, 2019). Contacts: William H. Frankel, Andrew McElligott
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Owners Must Wait for Registration Before Filing Suit," IP Insights (March 5, 2019). Contacts: William H. Frankel, Andrew McElligott
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Only a Patent Owner's Action Triggers ยง 315(b)'s Time Bar," IP Insights (February 8, 2019). Contacts: Douglas A. Oguss, Andrew McElligott
Client Alert / Newsletter
A Higher Bar for Establishing a Licensing-Based Domestic Industry, 37 ITC TRIAL LAW. ASS'N, 337 REP.: The Paul J. Luckern Summer Associate Edition 59 (2013). (2013). Author: Andrew McElligott
Cardiac myosin binding protein-C is a potential diagnostic biomarker for myocardial infarction, co-author, 52 J. OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CARDIOLOGY 154 (2012). (2012). Author: Andrew McElligott
Novel approach to admittance to volume conversion for ventricular volume measurement, co-author, CONF PROC IEEE ENG MED BIOL SOC. (2011); 2011:2514-7. (2011). Author: Andrew McElligott
Connective Tissue Growth Factor Gene Expression in the Failing Human Heart, co-author, 29 THE J. OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION 61 (Supp. 2010). (2010). Author: Andrew McElligott

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