Andrew G. Maher

Andrew G. Maher, PhD

Associate | Chemical & Materials Technologies
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  • AB, Chemistry, Harvard University, magna cum laude
  • PhD, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • JD, Suffolk University Law School, summa cum laude

Key Technologies

  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage
  • Batteries
  • Carbon Mitigation and Capture
  • Water Treatment and Desalination
  • Gas Separation and Storage
  • Membrane Chemistry and Materials
  • Microfluidics
  • Assay Chemistry and Instrumentation
  • Medical Devices and Implants
  • Agriculture Treatment
  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston


Andrew Maher assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science. Andrew serves clients both in industry and academia in technology spaces that include electrochemical and energy storage devices, water treatment, microfluidics, gas separation, carbon emissions mitigation, medical devices, ultrasensitive assays, 3D printing, polymers, soft materials, and agriculture treatment.

In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Andrew’s experience includes assisting with global IP portfolio strategy, patentability, and freedom-to-operate searching and analysis, litigation support, preparation of third-party preissuance submissions, preparation of affidavits, patent portfolio diligence, preparation of licensing agreements, and regulatory compliance for public companies. 

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Andrew completed his doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked under the supervision of Professor Daniel G. Nocera. 

Andrew’s doctoral research focused on the chemistry of small molecule activation and fuel formation, with a particular focus on reactions relevant to solar and biological energy conversion. Andrew applied synthetic, electrochemical, and optical spectroscopic techniques to investigate the mechanisms of electrocatalytic and photocatalytic hydrogen generation by several classes of nickel and cobalt-containing complexes and materials.

Client Testimonial

Andrew is very bright and was quick to absorb and understand our technology.


  • Academic Leadership Scholarship for top ranked student in first year law class, Suffolk University Law School
  • Rehnquist Award for Excellence in Professional Responsibility, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure, Suffolk University Law School 
  • Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jurisprudence Award in Business Entity Fundamentals, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jurisprudence Award in Basic Federal Income Tax, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jurisprudence Award in Secured Transactions, Suffolk University Law School
  • Best Oral Advocate Award in Legal Practice Skills, Suffolk University Law School
  • Distinguished Brief Award in Legal Practice Skills, Suffolk University Law School
  • Suffolk University Trustee Academic Scholarship
  • MIT Energy Initiative Eni Energy Fellowship (2011)


  • Rooting for Boston sports teams
  • Running
  • Playing tennis