Andrew E. Rawlins is a partner and transactional lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he focuses on technology-intensive matters. He is vice chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.


Mr. Rawlins has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property. 

He structures and negotiates technology agreements to create business relationships between companies that leverage technology and create synergistic opportunities. During the course of his career, Mr. Rawlins has assisted clients with other strategic intellectual-property issues, such as due diligence in commercial transactions, patent procurement and portfolio management, and opinions on validity and infringement. His practice is informed by his prior experience as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and having conducting patent litigation, including trials and arguments before various trial courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Rawlins has particular experience in a variety of technology fields, including medical devices (he is the chair of the firm's Medical Device Initiative), automotive, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consumer electronics.  He is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team and its Automotive Industry Team.


Mr. Rawlins has been recommended in the categories of patent licensing and transactional (2014 and 2015) and patent portfolio management and licensing (2016) by The Legal 500, Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, and selected as a finalist for Washington Business Journal’s 2008 Top Washington Lawyers awards program. He is an advisory board member for BNA’s Medical Devices Law & Industry Report and was a member of the intellectual property advisory board for Law360.


Mr. Rawlins received his engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where his academic credentials permitted his election to Alpha Pi Mu, the national industrial engineering honor society. His Juris Doctor was earned magna cum laude from the Washington College of Law of the American University.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Rawlins is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association.