ANDREW T. LANGFORD is a senior managing associate in Sidley’s Dallas office. He practices in the IP Litigation and Technology and IP Transactions groups.
Andrew has experience in all phases of patent litigation, such as pre-suit investigation, managing discovery, developing invalidity and infringement contentions, claim construction, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, dispositive motions, mock trial, and trial. His standup courtroom experience includes successful claim construction and pretrial motion arguments. Andrew has taken or defended over twenty depositions in patent litigations. He also has experience counseling clients through licensing negotiations.
Andrew has represented clients in matters involving a variety of technologies, including wireless communications, semiconductor manufacturing, website development software, and prostate cancer therapy. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, with an emphasis in communications systems.
Outside of litigation, Andrew has assisted clients with the IP aspects of secured transactions and M&A. He has also aided clients with trademark prosecution and takedowns on social media platforms. In pro bono work, Andrew represented a veteran in an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
While attending law school, Andrew interned with the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, served as a Notes and Comments Editor on the Indiana Law Journal, and received honors for oral advocacy at Oxford University’s International IP Moot competition.
Andrew also published articles on claim construction and antitrust law. After graduating from law school, Andrew obtained the second-highest score on the Texas bar exam in a field of 3,023 applicants.