Andrew Baluch

Title:
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Email:
abaluch@law.gwu.edu

Andrew Baluch is an intellectual property attorney specializing in global IP strategies, including international patent portfolio management, IP litigation in both district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission, and post-grant patent revocation proceedings in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2012-2013, Mr. Baluch served as Resident Managing Attorney of the Shanghai office of the international law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

Mr. Baluch is a former Director of International IP Enforcement in the White House Office of the IP Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). In this role, he oversaw the implementation of all international IP enforcement initiatives in the U.S. government’s Joint Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement.

Prior to his White House appointment, Mr. Baluch served as an expert legal advisor to the Undersecretary and Director of the USPTO during the negotiation and enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). In this role, he worked with the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on implementing the AIA’s new post-grant revocation procedures. 

Mr. Baluch served as a Law Clerk to Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education

BS, MS, Northwestern University; JD, Boston University School of Law