Andrew McElligott

Drew focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation, representing leading companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, as well as consumer products manufacturers.

Drew has had significant experience at all stages of federal district court litigation and has developed experience in complex case management, coordination of global discovery efforts, Markman strategy and briefing, and the selection and preparation of expert witnesses. Drew has also gained extensive experience briefing and arguing inter partes reviews, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Before practicing law, Drew worked for four years at the Loyola University Cardiovascular Institute conducting scientific research and gaining expertise in a variety surgical and diagnostic procedures and techniques. Drew now applies the strong analytical and creative problem solving skills that he honed in the laboratory to helping his clients protect their innovations and achieve their long-term goals.

  • J.D.,
    The John Marshall Law School, 2014
  • B.S., Science Pre-Professional,
    University of Notre Dame, 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
Experience | Overview
  • Co-authored multiple scientific articles in medical and cardiology publications, and published article on licensing-related issues for the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers’ Association.
  • Performed extensive legal research as a professor’s assistant at The John Marshall Law School.
  • Served as Lead Articles Editor of The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law.
Experience | Legal
Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
Associate, September 2014-Present
Summer Associate, May 2013-August 2013
Experience | Non-Legal
Loyola University Cardiovascular Institute, Maywood, IL
Research Assistant I and Lead Technician, February 2008-August 2011
Forward Thinking
  • "Selected Issues Impacting Biopharma and Medical Device Patent Post-Grant Review Proceedings," Brinks Webinar, November 9, 2017
  • "2017 Litigation Update," Brinks Webinar, June 14, 2017
Press Releases & Events
August 20, 2020

CHICAGO—Seven attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. This is the thirtieth consecutive year that the publication has recognized attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione.

November 09, 2017

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, David Bernard, Joshua James, and Andrew McElligott, attorneys with Brinks' Post-Grant Patent and Medical Device practice groups, will present the webinar, "Selected Issues Impacting Biopharma and Medical Device Patent Post-Grant Review Proceedings." Jason Schigelone...

November 01, 2017

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione intellectual property lawyers David Bernard, Joshua James, and Andrew McElligott will present "Selected Issues Impacting Biopharma and Medical Device Patent Post-Grant Review Proceedings,” in a webinar at noon CST on Thursday, November 9, 2017...

June 14, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, the Litigation practice group will present the webinar, "2017 Litigation Update." Attorneys David P. Lindner, James K. Cleland, Alex J. Fernandez, and Andrew McElligott...

September 15, 2014
CHICAGO—In response to rising demand for its core intellectual property legal services, Brinks Gilson & Lione recently announced the hiring of nine new associates. Brinks' incoming associates have professional and educational ...
  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Intellectual Property Law, 2021
  • Hon. Howard T. Markey Distinguished Scholar, 2011-2014
  • Lead Articles Editor, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
  • Board Member, Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Council
  • The Copyright Society of the USA
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • The Order of John Marshall