Andrew H. Velzen is a patent agent with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Velzen provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement, and patentability analysis in the electrical, mechanical and materials, software, and telecommunications areas.
Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Velzen participated in graduate research under the direction of Dr. Kevin Webb. As a member of Dr. Webb’s research group, Mr. Velzen worked in the areas of electromagnetics, optics, and nanophotonics, with a specific emphasis on the use of nanostructured metallic surfaces for the application of electromagnetic/optical forces on materials. Through this work Mr. Velzen was exposed to a multitude of simulation tools and experimental techniques used in the nanotechnology industry.