Andrew Valentine

Andrew P. Valentine

Office of General Counsel, DLA Piper LLP (US)

Andrew Valentine is a partner in DLA Piper's Office of General Counsel and regularly advises firm lawyers on a variety of legal matters. As an intellectual property and commercial litigator for over 25 years, Andrew has tried cases in and appeared before state and federal courts, the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Andrew also works closely with New Perimeter – DLA Piper’s global pro bono initiative – whose mission is to support legal advancement worldwide. As part of New Perimeter, Andrew has developed and participated in pro bono projects globally, including in Nepal, Laos, Myanmar, Namibia, Rwanda and Trinidad & Tobago.

Bar admissionsCalifornia
CourtsSupreme Court of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • J.D., Santa Clara University 1992
  • A.B., Political Science, English, Bowdoin College 1986
    magna cum laude, departmental honors


  • The Legal 500 United States
    2020 - Recommended, Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Named a Client Service All-Star in 2018 by the BTI Consulting Group recognized for being one of the best lawyers who demonstrate firm wide commitment towards service to general counsel and legal decision makers.
  • In May 2009, the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal profiled Andrew in its "Who's Who in Silicon Valley" edition, joining other leading Silicon Valley executives nominated for their leadership.
  • In May 2006, California Lawyer Magazine featured him in the article "Letter from East Palo Alto."
  • Named a Northern California Super Lawyer as the result of a joint research project conducted by Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.

Media Mentions

  • "High court patent venue ruling could send cases out of Texas," Daily Journal, May 23, 2017
  • "US Supreme Court deals blow to patent trolls," San Francisco Chronicle, May 22, 2017
  • "Supreme Court ruling on patent litigation could push more cases to Silicon Valley," Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 22, 2017
  • "Tech Wins Big in TC Heartland, but ‘A Lot of Fighting’ Remains," The Recorder, May 22, 2017

Clerk Experience

  • Extern Law Clerk, Judge James Ware, United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose, California, 1991

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Co-chair, Board of Directors, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Children’s Health Council
  • Advisory Committee, Computer & High Technology Law Journal
  • Intellectual Property Inns of Court