Andrea Gothing is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department. She is an instructor in the firm's Exceptional Advocate Training Program and has served on the firm's hiring committee. She has been recognized for her professional accomplishments and leadership, being named an "Up and Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer. She is a member of the National Honor Society of Engineers and the National Honor Society of Electrical Engineers.
Ms. Gothing is registered to practice in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. In the courtroom, she has represented clients both as plaintiffs and as defendants, in many varying technological fields, including semiconductors, signal processing, nuclear magnetic resonance, medical devices, Internet technology, telephony, entertainment set-top boxes, shape-memory devices, artificial intelligence, database technology and optical storage devices. Ms. Gothing has significant experience running large multi-patent cases, with all of the complexity they can involve, including developing high-level case themes and nuanced details of claim construction, infringement, validity, and damages.
Ms. Gothing is adept at learning complex technologies and she draws on her extensive experience as a graduate-level teaching assistant in Electrical Engineering to explain technologies to both clients and courts. She has significant experience developing claim-construction positions as well as arguing those positions in federal court.
In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Gothing is committed to the firm's pro bono efforts, focusing on juvenile protection and criminal defense.
Ms. Gothing earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, where she was Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Global Trade.
Ms. Gothing has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with high distinction, the highest honor bestowed. For her senior project, Ms. Gothing designed and implemented a light-seeking robot.
Ms. Gothing continued her studies at the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota, where she earned a Master's in Electrical Engineering. Her thesis, titled "Image Reconstruction for Positron Emission Tomography," was in the areas of digital-signal processing and image reconstruction. Ms. Gothing also worked as a research assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, where she designed and built a micro NMR coil on a wafer.
Before law school, Ms. Gothing was an engineer at Motorola in its semiconductor product sector in Austin, Texas.