Andrew H. Velzen prepares and prosecutes patents for clients in the electrical, mechanical and materials, software, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Velzen draws on his academic background in electrical engineering to counsel and support clients on intellectual property matters related to a variety of technologies, including:
Mr. Velzen’s clients, which include individual inventors, startup companies, universities, Fortune 100 companies, and international research institutes, seek his guidance on validity, infringement, and patentability. Mr. Velzen also supports the burgeoning quantum startup community in Chicago through his work with Duality, a quantum startup accelerator led by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Quantum Exchange.
Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Velzen participated in graduate research 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. Outside of his work at MBHB, you can often find Mr. Velzen at Wrigley Field cheering on the Chicago Cubs.