IP lawyer has big impact on tiny technology
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.