The John Marshall Law School Chicago, J.D.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A.


Georgia | California | Washington
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Author, “Intellectual Property Challenges for U.S. Companies Operating in China,”
Intellectual Property Today (December 2006)

Co-Author, “Some Tips on Developing New Revenue Streams from IP,”
Global Intellectual Property Asset Management Report (April 2006)

Co-Author, “IP: The New Currency,” (2006)

Co-Author, “Strategies for Licensing of International Scope,”
Intellectual Property Institute (November 2005)

“Canned Spam in the U.S.,”
Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report
(February 2004)

“Strategies in Licensing Intellectual Property in Business Transactions,”
PLI Handling Intellectual Property Issues In Business Transactions (2004)

“Webcasters Face Retroactive Royalties,”
The New Jersey Law Journal (October 2002)

Andrea Bates is a founder of Bates & Bates, and specializes in the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. She concentrates her practice on sophisticated worldwide IP management and counseling to strategically position clients patents, brands and images in the global marketplace and to enhance and increase the value of each client's intellectual property with the goal of increasing the client's market share. Andrea's practice includes trademark, patent, copyright, domain name and related intellectual property matters. She serves as intellectual property counsel, with a focus on trademark matters, for significant trademark owners around the world, including Gibson Brands, The Coca-Cola Company and Chemours. She specializes in coordinating worldwide portfolios from a global procurement, maintenance, enforcement and strategic management perspective.

Ms. Bates also has an extensive background in intellectual property litigation and conflict matters. She has been involved with both domestic and international intellectual property disputes dealing with patents, trademark and trade dress infringement.

Andrea is a former partner of Greenberg Traurig. She also served as Chief IP counsel for Checkfree Corporation and General Counsel for Checkfree Software. Andrea excelled in advising in the development and protection exploitation of company intellectual property.