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Drew Needham focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, representing industry-leading clients in complex litigation matters in federal district courts, as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He works with a variety of subject matter, including consumer electronics, telecommunication, integrated circuits, computer programs, mechanical design, and pharmaceuticals.

Before joining the firm, Drew Needham completed a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s PTAB, where he advised administrative patent judges on cases and worked with the Director of the USPTO on multiple legal and policy related projects. During law school, Drew was a member of the Moot Court Board, worked as a student attorney in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, and completed an externship as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Getty, Chief Judge of the Maryland Supreme Court. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a faculty researcher and laboratory manager at the University of Maryland, College Park.



  • J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2021
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park, 2013


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Government & Military Service

  • Judicial Clerk, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (2021—2022)