Andrew D. Kasnevich

As principal at KDW with over 10 years of experience, Andrew D. Kasnevich specializes in a wide range of intellectual property law matters. His purview includes utility and design patent acquisition and portfolio management, patent litigation, patent post-grant proceedings, and IP due diligence, opinions, and transactions.


Andrew has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (One to Watch for Intellectual Property Law, 2023 and 2024) and Managing Intellectual Property (IP Stars Handbook, Rising Star 2021, 2022, and 2023). Beyond intellectual property, Andrew engages in a range of pro bono matters, including military veteran affairs and small business assistance.


  • Principal


  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
    JD, 2009
  • The Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy, Editor, 2009
  • Oregon State University
    BS, Computer Science, 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh
    BSE, Chemical Engineering, 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh
    BS, Economics, 2004


  • Bar: District of Columbia; Virginia
  • Other: Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court: US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; US District Court, Eastern District of Texas; US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Practice Areas

  • Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Patent Counseling
  • Patent Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Opinions
  • IP Mergers, Acquisitions, &
  • Divestitures
  • Licensing and Technology Transactions


  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Automotive
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Digital Media & Entertainment
  • Fintech
  • Games
  • Healthtech
  • Medical Devices
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • Wireless Communications

Notable Legal Expertise

  • Patent & Trade Secrets
    • Global portfolio management & optimization
    • Strategic counseling including patentability, validity, infringement, competitive landscape, freedom to operate, & enforcement
    • IP diligence for portfolio optimization, deal support & licensing
    • Patent preparation & procurement for global protection
    • Appeals
    • Post-grant proceedings
  • IP Licensing, Transactions, & Agreements
    • Licensing & tech transfer
    • Asset purchase
    • Sponsored & joint research
    • Technology standards review and analysis, FRAND licensing

Representative Technological Expertise

  • Automotive electronics
  • Contactless payments
  • Cryptography
  • Data access and control
  • Electric motors and hybrid vehicle control strategies
  • Immunosuppressant drugs
  • Injection molding
  • LCD displays and lighting
  • Medical devices
  • Non-imaging optics
  • Pharmaceutical polymorphism
  • Semiconductor structure and fabrication
  • Video streaming and analytics
Prior to joining KDW, Andrew served as counsel at Hunton Andrews Kurth, where he engaged in a range of intellectual property and pro bono matters. During law school, Andrew worked as patent agent at Harness IP.


  • Senators Dive into the World of NFTS, Asking U.S. Patent and Copyright Offices to Consider Questions Regarding Related Intellectual Property Rights, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, October 2022 (co-author)
  • ITC Consent Orders Can Be Complicated in IP Cases, Law360, April 4, 2022
  • An Attractive ITC Tool To Stop IP-Infringing Online Sales, Law360, January 10, 2020 (co-author)
  • Unfair Competition and the ITC, A Treatise on Section 337 Actions (co-author 2021-2024, staff editor 2018-2020)

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