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Andrea Shoffstall

Andrea Shoffstall

Senior Associate

Andrea enjoys supporting clients in the life sciences, telecommunications and technology sectors through intellectual property litigation.

A registered patent attorney, Andrea understands that intellectual property litigation can equal high-stakes outcomes. Not only are jobs and business-critical operations involved, but end-user and patient quality of life can also be at issue. Andrea believes IP litigation is part of a bigger picture and she’s passionate about finding solutions for clients in District Court, Federal Circuit, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings regarding innovations that include:

  • Medical devices
  • Life sciences
  • Computer software
  • Mechanical inventions

Clients appreciate Andrea’s knowledge of how technology and the law intersect: she studied bioengineering with a concentration in medical device engineering. Andrea also served a year-long internship at a medical device company within the R&D department, manufacturing and marketing department during CE Mark approval, FDA submission and product launch for a new surgical adhesive, with her focus on mechanical and analytical product testing and method development.

Andrea is known for her professional and positive relationships, a team player who stays in close communication with team members and clients. She aims to balance efficient pathways with the many components of any case, including a client’s long-term IP goals.




  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
    • Order of Barristers
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh
    • Bioengineering, Medical Device Engineering
    • cum laude


  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • PTAB Bar Association
2023 Pro Bono Achiever
  • Served on legal team that obtained summary judgment for leading U.S. privately held medical device company client in high-profile patent infringement claim, which was affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.
  • Successfully represented defendant and obtained a stay pending inter partes review in U.S. District Court proceeding for multinational electronics company in patent infringement suit.
  • As part of a larger team, successfully defended one of world's largest telecommunications equipment and systems companies, leading to favorable settlement terms and resolution of patent infringement suit.
Outside the Office

The wedding singer.

A singer and pianist, Andrea has a lifelong passion for music, from classical to Broadway to everything in between. She’s regularly been involved in musical theatre and choirs – semi-professionally, locally and otherwise – and sings for weddings on occasion.