Aitken Law Offices

Aitken Law Offices

About the Practice

Andrew C. Aitken represents small businesses and individuals in connection with their intellectual property needs.

Mr. Aitken's practice is directed to the preparation and prosecution of utility patents, design patents, trademarks and copyrights. In addition, Mr. Aitken has an extensive track record of successfully litigating intellectual property and other commercial disputes throughout the country.

Andy's approach to his practice is to first understand his client's entire business structure and their long term objectives and then economically perfom the work necessary to best achieve those ends.

In litigation, rather than pursuing every possible tenuous position -- which increases the costs and may undermine credibility with the court -- Andy will identify and then vigorously pursue the critical issues that are in dispute. Using this technique, he has sucessfully resolved numerous matters for a fraction of the typical costs of patent litigation. When strategically appropriate, his patent background enables him to identify and raise every possible defense to an infringement claim.

In addition to his intellectual property work, many of Andy's clients use him in a general counsel capacity where he provides counseling and advice relating to employment contracts, commercial disputes, employee terminations, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), confidentiality agreements, raising capital, technology transfer agreements, employee manuals, operating agreements, patent and trademark licensing agreements and corporate governance matters.

Law Admissions


US District Court for Maryland

District of Columbia

US District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office