Andrew R. Basile , Sr. - Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane P.C.
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Andrew R. Basile , Sr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

I am the chairman of Young Basile, an 16 attorney Detroit based IP law firm.  My practice concentrates on technology transactions, patent prosecution and strategic IP counseling, with a focus on the electronics, software, e-commerce and the automotive industry.  My clients now and over the years include Nissan, Abbot, the Postal Service, LeapFrog, Synopsys and Schneider Electric.

Our firm is the only Michigan-based law firm with offices in Silicon Valley.  We work with  clients ranging from venture backed startups to Fortune 500 companies, providing sophisticated yet cost-effective advice.

Prior to joining Young Basile, I was the chair of 18 attorney technology transaction practice in Cooley Godward's San Francisco office. I was also an officer of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Cooley, I practiced in Chicago at McBride Baker, and there was a key member in one of the world's first law practices focused on Internet law.  I co-authored the first published book on the law of the Internet (Online Law, 1996).  I did pioneering legal work in digital signatures, privacy, online auctions, and domain name disputes and coined the phrase "reverse domain name hijacking." 

University of MichiganJ.D. 1989Princeton UniversityB.Eng 1986
North Woodward Tech Incubator

Case History

Acquisition of On2 Technologies by Google — I was lead IP counsel for On2, the first publicly-traded company to be acquired by On2

Office Location

3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084-3107
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Detroit Metro Area
Andrew R. Basile, Sr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Patent Law (Licensing)

Other Information

Gender: Male