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Mr. Norman Andrew Crain

Thomas Horstemeyer LLP

Andrew Crain is a member of the firm's litigation and prosecution practice groups. Andrew's practice experience involves all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and unfair competition.

Andrew represents clients in litigations involving all types of intellectual property issues, having appeared in district courts throughout the United States and having represented clients at the appellate court level, particularly the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.   Also, with the enactment of the American Invents Act, Andrew has become highly involved in the newly created post grant review process at the USPTO, having specifically been involved in 18 inter partes review or covered business method proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board both as Petitioner and Patent Owner.   Andrew's patent prosecution experience includes a wide range of electrical, electromechanical, and mechanical technologies. Andrew also periodically renders legal opinions concerning the infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents and opinions regarding product clearances and trademark searches and clearances.


 Patents Copyrights Trademarks & Branding Litigation Post Grant Proceedings Trade Secrets


 Electrical & Software


  • University of Alabama School of Law

  • University of Alabama
    B.S. Electrical Engineering

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of ABA Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia: Intellectual Property (IP) Law Section

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas