Managing IP recently named Goodwin partner Andy Ong a Rising Star in the United States for 2020/2021. This special publication recognizes the best up-and-coming IP practitioners in private practice who have made material contributions to the success of their firms and clients.
Based in the Silicon Valley office, Andy is a partner in Goodwin’s Litigation Department and a member of its Intellectual Property Litigation group, where he focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, including patent and trade-secret litigation. He also has broad experience litigating in federal courts as well as in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews and reexaminations.
In addition to his practice, Andy is committed to bettering his community. His recent pro bono matters include assisting individuals with renewing DACA applications and filing suit on behalf of immigrant detainees based on in-custody treatment. Andy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian Law Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Santa Clara focused on providing housing and immigration legal services to low-income clients, and is an active member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Andy served as a law clerk to two federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He also worked as a misdemeanor trial attorney at the Public Defender’s Office for Santa Clara County, trying 10 cases to jury verdict and handling a large volume of misdemeanor cases for purposes of pre-trial proceedings and settlement.