Andrew Pinkard assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science. With a background spanning from medicinal chemistry to both renewable energy and battery technologies, he utilizes his broad technical experience when working with clients to understand a wide variety of technologies.
Andrew regularly supports clients in areas including nanomaterials, electrochemistry, battery technologies, inorganic materials, polymers sciences (including 3D printing), mass spectroscopy and related proteomics, microfluidics, and medical devices. Andrew’s intellectual property experience includes patent application drafting, patent prosecution and IP diligence (including patentability and freedom to operate analyses).
Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Andrew completed his PhD in chemistry from Columbia University, with a focus in on materials chemistry. He has broad experience in many areas of chemistry including medicinal, bio and materials chemistry. He began his research in chemistry at Cal State San Marcos, where he performed research at Celgene in La Jolla, CA, as an intern in the medicinal chemistry department. He then pursued a Department of Energy internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, studying the photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen from water-splitting. He continued his research in chemistry at Columbia University as an NSF graduate research fellow under Prof. Xavier Roy, where his studies were at the intersection of chemistry and materials science, including the topics of superatomic solids, molecular clusters, molecular conductance, singlet fission and battery materials.
In addition, Andrew worked as a fellow at Columbia’s Technology Transfer office, where he helped analyze several new, emerging university technologies for patentability and market potential. Technologies assessed encompassed a wide variety of areas including biotechnology, small molecule therapeutics and electronic materials.
Andrew is currently a law student at Fordham University.