About Andrew P. Lahser, Attorney

I enjoy meeting entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Arizona Federal District Court
  • Arizona Supreme Court

I am Andrew Lahser, Attorney at law. I enjoy meeting entrepreneurs and small business owners. I enjoy helping create and enforce patents and trademarks to support their business plans. I spend time getting to know my clients. Thus, we can spot intellectual property issues before problems arise.

Here is my phone, email and address.

Before taking legal action, I explain the expected costs, an overview of the process, and what enforcement of intellectual property rights might be like for a small business. I estimate the budget before starting work.

I limit my law practice to intellectual property law: patents, trademarks, copyrights and software law.

Former Engineer

Prior to practicing law, I worked as a software engineer for over 12 years:

  • designing labor-allocation systems for assembly lines at Ford;
  • expanding the drug manufacturing systems at Merck’s flagship plant;
  • improving the radio-ratings software process for Arbitron;
  • coordinating Korean and US engineering teams on a warehousing and logistics project for Nike;
  • working technical pre-sales and writing governmental RFP for Compuware; and
  • co-authoring a custom ticketing and online seat assignment system for the NHL’s Hartford Whalers (now the Carolina Hurricanes).

Many years later, much of the code I designed at Ford is still in production. I wrote source code professionally in more than thirty programming languages during my engineering career. Sadly, I do not write software anymore. More importantly, I find that my ability to read and understand computer source code helpful to properly advise software developers.


I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in three years. Later, I graduated from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 2000 receiving a Juris Doctor degree.


I am married to my best friend (cliche and true) with two children: 12 and 7. To relax, I spend time with them. Also, I do tai chi, everyday.

Patent Technologies
  • Software
  • Business Process
  • Electronic
  • Computer
  • Mechanical Device
  • Consumer Products
  • Plant
  • Design
  • Internet
Patent Services
Software Law Services
  • Trade Secret Programs
  • Copyright Registrations
  • Enforcement
  • End User License Agreements (EULAs)
  • Clickwrap Licenses
Trademark Services
  • Copyright Registration
  • Software Trade Secrets
  • Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Public Domain Opinions
  • DMCA Takedown Notices