Nanosys Andy Filler VP of Intellectual Property

Nanosys Andy Filler VP of Intellectual Property

As general counsel and vice president of intellectual property at Palo Alto-based Nanosys Inc., Andrew Filler puts out daily fires while managing the company’s 750-plus patent portfolio. His colleagues describe Filler as careful, a good listener, not too pushy, devoted, a genuinely nice guy, and extremely effective at his job.

He juggles being an adviser to other companies like Caliper Life Sciences Inc., while helping Nanosys complete a $32 million funding round in October as it prepares for a possible initial public offering bid in 2011. Outside the office, he balances a dizzying schedule of world travel, golf, community projects and serving as head coach of his son’s baseball team.