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Andrew L. Schaeffer

Andrew L. Schaeffer

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Corporate Counsel & IP Leader - Electronics & Communications Technology, DuPont Legal
Wilmington, DE, USA

Andrew L. Schaeffer is currently Assistant Chief IP Counsel for Advanced Materials where he manages a large group of patent attorneys, agents and other patent professionals within DuPont. These businesses make up a large portion of what will ultimately become the Specialty Products Company to be separated out of the current Dow-DuPont parent Company in approximately 2019.

Between 2007 and 2009, he was Managing Counsel – Operations and Partnering where he was responsible for all facets of DuPont Legal’s partnering program, including law firm and vendor selection, firm performance evaluation, internal and external case assignment, rate negotiations and matter conflict resolution.  His operational responsibilities included litigation budget management, supervising DuPont Legal’s e-discovery team, overseeing legal technology initiatives, and briefing DuPont’s outside auditors and Company management on litigation matters to facilitate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.  During that time period, he also co-edited the 5th edition of the DuPont Legal Model Book entitled “The New Reality: Turning Risk into Opportunity through the DuPont Legal Model”.

Between 2003 and 2007, Andy was the IP Litigation Group Leader primarily responsible for managing DuPont’s patent litigation. Between 1990 and 2003, he served as patent litigation and/or prosecution counsel for several DuPont business units as well as Central Research & Development.

Prior to joining DuPont in 1990, Andy practiced as an associate at the IP firm of Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna & Monaco in Philadelphia, PA (1987-1990). There he worked on a variety of patent litigation, prosecution and opinion matters.

Andy received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Chemical Engineering in 1982. He obtained his J.D. from the Delaware Law School of Widener University in 1987.


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