Andrew Pinkard assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science. With a background spanning pharmaceutical chemistry as well as materials science related to both renewable energy and battery technologies, Andrew utilizes his broad technical experience when working with clients. He regularly supports clients in areas including nanomaterials, electrochemical devices, battery technologies, inorganic chemistry, polymers including 3D printing, mass spectroscopy and related proteomics, microfluidics, and medical devices. Andrew’s experience includes assisting with drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patentability studies, and freedom to operate analyses.
Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Andrew completed his PhD in chemistry from Columbia University. He has experience in several areas of chemistry including medicinal, bio- and materials chemistry. He began his career 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 studying 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 topics such as superatoms, 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.