Andres C. Healy
Partner
Seattle Office Phone: (206) 505-3843 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2010)
  • University of Central Florida (B.A., Journalism, summa cum laude, 2005)
Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2011-2012

Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2010-2011

Andres C. Healy
Partner

Andres Healy is a sought-after trial lawyer who specializes in intellectual property and complex commercial disputes and represents clients ranging from multi-billion-dollar industry leaders to individual inventors.

Results

Mr. Healy’s results speak for themself. He has secured a significant number of wins on behalf of clients like Dutch telecommunications provider Koninklijke KPN N.V. (KPN) and technology innovator Ancora Technologies Inc. These victories have included:

  • Winning a $31.5 million jury victory on behalf of KPN against Swedish telecom giant Ericsson in a patent infringement suit relating to telecom network equipment. The verdict concluded a more than five-year dispute between the companies, with the jury awarding KPN the full amount of damages claimed. Read more in Texas Lawyer, Law360, or here.
  • Persuading the Federal Circuit to reverse the invalidation of one of KPN’s patents and hold that it is valid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as a matter of law. Law360 covered this precedent-setting news in Fed. Circ. Says Judge Wrongly Axed Data Patent As AbstractRead more.
  • Convincing the Federal Circuit to reject a challenge by HTC Corporation to the “long-established rule that suits against aliens are wholly outside the operation of all the federal venue laws, general and special.”  This landmark result was covered by Law360* and the Delaware Business Court Insider.* Read more.
  • Successfully arguing for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas to deny motions for summary judgment filed by LG Electronics against Ancora Technologies. The case settled shortly thereafter. Read more.
  • Nabbing a win for KPN when he persuaded the US District Court for the District of Delaware to grant summary judgment to KPN several FRAND and other counterclaims brought against it by leading smartphone manufacturers such as HTC, Lenovo/Motorola, and BlackBerry.
  • Securing summary judgement from the US District Court for the District of Delaware for KPN that it did not breach an obligation to license its intellectual property on FRAND terms. The case settled shortly thereafter.

Praise

Results like these are just a part of the reason why KPN’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Dr. Koenraad Wuyts, relies on Mr. Healy to oversee and run his U.S. litigation:

“[Mr. Healy] is one of the best patent lawyers in America. Not only does he get great results, but he is efficient and always quick to respond to my requests. He really cares about his clients and their cases.”
Dr. Koenraad Wuyts, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, KPN

Dr. Wuyts is not alone. Mr. Healy has been named to the Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List every year since becoming a partner at Susman Godfrey. In their analysis of Mr. Healy, Benchmark wrote in part:

“Based in Susman Godfrey’s Seattle office, Andres Healy focuses his practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation. Healy has substantial experience representing plaintiffs in patent infringement actions …. In the last year, Healy successfully represented a Dutch telecommunications company against patent infringement claims brought by several of the client’s competitors. In addition, Healy currently serves lead counsel to 3G Licensing on a number of patent-related matters.”
Benchmark Litigation, 2020

Mr. Healy also was named to Best Lawyer’s inaugural 2020 Ones to Watch list for his work in Commercial Litigation and subsequently was named to its 2021 Ones to Watch List for his work in Commercial Litigation, IP Litigation, and Patent Litigation. This recognition is particularly rewarding as it is based on peer review methodology, which identifies lawyers who have been “recognized early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence.”

Background

Mr. Healy joined Susman Godfrey’s Seattle office after graduating first in his class from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and completing federal clerkships for The Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and The Honorable Robert S. Lasnik of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Mr. Healy is admitted to practice in Washington and Florida and has appeared and argued in a number of federal courts across the country, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Southern District of New York, and the Western District of Washington.

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Recent Representative Matters
Current High Stakes Litigation
  • Representing Ancora Technologies Inc. as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits brought against HTC, Google, Nintendo, Roku, Vizio, and Motorola in federal court in the Western District of Washington, Western District of Texas, and District of Delaware.
  • Representing Koninklijke KPN N.V. as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits against Ericsson in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas and against HTC and other smartphone manufacturers in federal court in Delaware.
  • Representing Arigna Technology as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits against various automobile manufacturers in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas and in a Section 337 investigation before the International Trade Commission.
  • Representing Ethanol Boosting Systems as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits against Ford Motor Company in federal court in Delaware.
  • Representing 3G Licensing and Orange Inc. as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits against HTC Corporation, Lenovo Inc., and Motorola Inc. in federal court in Delaware.
Past Wins
  • Winning a $31.5 million jury victory on behalf of KPN against Swedish telecom giant Ericsson in a patent infringement suit relating to telecom network equipment. The verdict concluded a more than five-year dispute between the companies, with the jury awarding KPN the full amount of damages claimed. Read more in Texas Lawyer, Law360, or here.
  • Secured settlements for Ancora Technologies Inc. as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits filed against Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics in federal court in the Western District of Texas related to various over-the-air update technology.
  • Secured settlements for Koninklijke KPN N.V. as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits against LG Electronics, Lenovo Inc., BlackBerry Corp., Gemalto Inc., Kyocera Corporation, NEC Corporation, TCL Communications, Telit Wireless, OnePlus Technology, and Sierra Wireless in federal court in Delaware related to various radio telecommunication devices and technology.
  • Secured settlements for 3G Licensing S.A. and Orange S.A. as co-lead counsel in patent infringement suits against LG Electronics and BlackBerry Corporation in federal court in Delaware related to certain radio telecommunication devices and technology.
  • Secured a settlement for Koninklijke KPN N.V. in a patent infringement suits against Samsung Electronics in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas related to radio telecommunication devices and technology.
Honors and Distinctions

Shortlisted for Litigator of the Year – Washington, Managing IP (2022)

Ones to Watch List, Best Lawyers in America (20212022, 2023 Woodward-White)

40 and Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation (2019, 20202021, 2022)

Bar Memberships
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • State Bars of:
    • Florida
    • Washington
  • United States Courts of Appeals:
    • Eighth Circuit
    • Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts:
    • Western District of Washington
    • Eastern District of Texas
    • Western District of Texas
    • Southern District of Florida
    • Middle District of Florida
    • Eastern District of Michigan
    • District of North Dakota
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal Circuit
  • International Trade Commission