Andrew S. Baluch
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman
Andrew S. Baluch is an independent inventor, an IP lawyer, and a co-founder of the startup company Markup LLC. Andrew is also a founding partner of Smith Baluch LLP, a law firm representing clients with complex intellectual property matters, particularly in USPTO post-grant proceedings (inter partes review, post-grant review, reissues, reexaminations), and in appeals before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Andrew is a former Director of International IP Enforcement in the White House Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). Prior to his White House appointment, Andrew served as an expert legal advisor to the Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
Andrew is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, with Master’s and Bachelor of Science degrees in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University.