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  • ANDREW HIRSCH

    Senior Partner, Cogent Law Group

    Intellectual Property & Business

    Andrew Hirsch is both an attorney and entrepreneur. He is a licensed intellectual property lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in international commercial trade and business development advocacy. Andrew has represented private sector companies, the US Department of Commerce, and the Patent and Trademark Office with foreign businesses, governments, and international organizations.

     

    Besides being a partner at Cogent Law Group, Andrew currently serves as general of a non-profit, the International Intellectual Property Institute (“IIPI”). Additionally, he builds technology-based startups directed toward solving significant problems facing human civilization.

     

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL AND LEGAL OVERVIEW:

    In addition to practicing with Cogent, Andrew is currently the Director General of IIPI where he provides education and guidance about intellectual property rights to leaders and innovators in developing countries with a strong focus on China. He has acted in various capacities as a co-founder, board member, advisor, in-house and outside General Counsel and C-Suite business member for startups. Andrew’s interests are in the interconnectedness of technology innovation, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, knowledge and intangible asset management, as well as the strategy and the roles that they play in establishing knowledge-based economies.

     

    Andrew’s combined experience includes more than 25 years advising corporate and senior government leaders in complex and multidisciplinary situations. This has cultivated extensive experience in international commercial trade and business development advocacy representing private sector companies and the US Department of Commerce and Patent and Trademark Office with foreign businesses, governments, and international organizations.

  • EDUCATION

    The George Washington University

     

    MA History, 1992 - 1993

    The George Mason University School of Law

     

    JD, 1997 - 2000

    Cornell University

     

    BA History, 1988 - 1992

  • Professional experience

    Senior Partner

    Provides counsel on cases involving intellectual property, international commercial trade, and business development

    Director General

    The International Intellectual Property Institute ("IIPI") is an organization that provides education, training, analysis, advice, and guidance to leaders and innovators about the use of intellectual property ("IP") rights as tools for creating the intellectual infrastructure necessary to support just and sustainable technology-driven economic growth and the evolution of knowledge-based economies.

    General Counsel & Co-Founder

    Ultra Secure Solutions LLC ("USS") developed a new approach to cyber security with technology to transform security for mobile phones and tables (internet connected devices), providing active monitoring and real-time protection that blocks threats and attacks as they occur. The USS security solution is designed to evolve into protection of the Internet of things ("IoT").

    General Manager & General Counsel

    Patented technology to convert carbon dioxide into liquid feedstock (pure crude oil).

    Deputy General Counsel

    Served as in-house counsel developing and enforcing global patent portfolio for hybrid-electric vehicle powertrain technology.

    Deputy Director, Office of Business Liaison

    Involved in international commercial trade and business development advocacy representing the US Department of Commerce with foreign businesses, governments, and international organizations.