Andrew R. Hein is a partner at and founder of Crown Point Advisors LLC, which concentrates on patent litigation invalidity advising and patent post-grant invalidity advising. Over the past decade, Andy has advised on the world’s largest bet-the-company patent litigation cases in the telecommunications, video, semiconductor, and mobile device fields, spanning four continents and eight languages. He has particular experience in United States, German, and Chinese patent proceedings. Andy takes pride that he builds long-term relationships with his clients, many of whom have worked with him since Crown Point’s founding, and that his clients consistently depend on his advice for their critical matters. He has been called a “consummate IP advisor” that “consistently provides truly top-notch prior art searching for myriad large and important projects and is a person of integrity who treats others with a high level of dignity and respect.” Since 2013, Andy has been recognized as one of the world’s leading IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Magazine. Andy earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) and his BS from Trine University (high hons).