Andy Kruse

Patent Attorney

Andy is a patent attorney with Suiter Swantz IP. Prior to joining Suiter Swantz, Andy flew fighter aircraft in the U.S. Military and commercial aircraft for a major U.S. Airline.

While in the military, Andy gained extensive experience flying the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon in the South Dakota Air National Guard, the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy, and taught military students from around the world in various trainer models. Andy continues to maintain currency in the Boeing 757/767 family of aircraft. Andy previously held a Top Secret security clearance and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Andy received his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska.

Andy is admitted to the Nebraska Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska and is registered to practice as an attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Andy is a church youth leader accompanying students on annual mission trips, he has been a Boy Scouts of America Cubmaster and Scoutmaster.

Outside the office, Andy enjoys listening to his children fill his house with music (viola and guitar). He loves to travel and explore new places on foot or bicycle.