Charles Andres, Ph.D., RAC, is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property and Technology group and Health Care and FDA Practice groups. Charlie has designed and implemented IP strategy for companies from startups to venture backed and public companies, from inception through public offerings and exits.
Charlie represents investors and companies in IP related matters in financings in all stages. Charlie built patent portfolios and obtained patents protecting three FDA approved drugs (a tamper resistant opioid, an anti-cancer drug, and an MS drug) and many drug candidates currently in phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials. Charlie has deep experience in protecting novel and repurposed drugs, as well as devices for delivering these drugs. Charlie has built patent portfolios protecting diagnostic tests and kits and epigenetic diagnostic tests and kits.
As company counsel, Charlie has built, sold and partnered patents and patent portfolios valued, in aggregate, at over ten billion dollars. As investor counsel, Charlie cleared (for IP and FDA regulatory) investments in an aggregate approaching eleven billion dollars. Most recently, Charlie represented Miromatrix Medical for IP in its NASDAQ IPO.
Charlie has published over one-hundred legal and scientific publications, was a panelist or lecturer in over 50 events, is primary author on three U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs, filed multiple patent term extension applications for therapeutics and medical devices, and facilitated the Orange Book listing of over fifteen patents. Charlie routinely advises on transactional matters including NDAs, common interest agreements, options, licenses, SRAs, MTAs, SPAs, and SEC Form S-1 disclosures. Charlie is regularly engaged to author “bet the company” IP opinions and memoranda.
Charlie is an IP facing attorney who sees and understands the bigger picture of what is necessary for companies to be successful and uses this knowledge to advance the interests of his clients.
- Digital health
- Medical devices
- Quantum computing in drug discovery
- Research tools
- RNA therapeutics
- Small molecule therapeutics
- Peptide and protein therapeutics
- Repurposed drugs
- Drug delivery technologies
- Investor and company side diligences