Attorney Profiles

Lael D. Andara


Partner — Redwood City


Lael Andara joined RMKB in 2002 and is a partner in the Silicon Valley office where he focuses on technology and intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. He is a registered Patent Attorney and has developed and initiated strategies in high-stakes intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright, trademark, false advertising, licensing, ITC investigations and trade secret matters.

Mr. Andara has a reputation for managing complex disputes efficiently and creatively. He prides himself on identifying and discovering the critical and concealed facts and communicating them to the parties or, where required, the jury in a form that is easily understood and appreciated to make an informed decision. He has successfully navigated issues arising where a client is both asserting its patent rights and defending against simultaneous charges of infringement.

Mr. Andara, like many of his clients, has a focus on cutting edge technology and has adapted technology-related advancements in eDiscovery to enhance his practice by reducing costs while increasing efficiency and security of his client’s information. He is chair of RMKB’s eDiscovery practice group.  Lael holds the International Association of Privacy Professional’s United State Certification and is a Member of the ACEDS Advisory Board.

Mr. Andara counsels both domestic and international clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including Intellectual Property acquisition, portfolio management, litigation, licensing, and dispute resolution.