Intellectual Property & Corporate Law
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.
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.
Andrew received his BA in History from Cornell University, his MA in History from the George Washington University and his JD from the George Mason University Law School. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.