Summary

Adam protects the intellectual property of some of the world’s largest companies, including those in the software, financial, wireless, agriculture, and manufacturing industries. He has successfully litigated and negotiated numerous patent, copyright and trademark infringement, false advertising, trade secret, and business disputes for his clients. Adam also assists clients with intellectual property licensing and counseling, and is a top-rate attorney by Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Prior to joining Taft, Adam worked at both Big Law and boutique law firms and taught patent law, which has provided him with a breadth of experience working with companies of all sizes.

Adam is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), Richard Linn American Inn of Court, and chairs IPLAC’s Copyright committee.

Adam graduated cum laude, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he received a J.D. and was further awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Patent Strategies and a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. He was an editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property, president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and captain of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court team. In addition, Adam was awarded a Chicago IP Colloquium Fellowship and a C.A. and C.C. Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research scholarship. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Awards

  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2020)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law

    J.D., cum laude

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    M.S. 

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    B.S.

Admissions

  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • State - Illinois

Speeches and Publications

  • Moderator, "Copyrights & the Software Industry: Insights From a Billion-Dollar Fight in Google v. Oracle," presented by the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Oct. 6, 2020
  • Co-presenter, "Pot Topic: IP Issues for the New Recreational Weed Industry in Illinois," the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Jan. 22, 2020
  • Co-presenter, "IP & Data Issues for Game Related Businesses and Non-Profits," Chicago Video Game Law Summit 2019, Oct. 25, 2019
  • "A District Court Split on Curing Copyright Timing Defects," Law360, Aug. 15, 2019 (co-author with Rashad Simmons)
  • Moderator, "Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches," presented by the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), July 18, 2019

Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

    Member
    Chair, Copyright Committee
    Former chair, Biotech Committee

  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court

    Member

  • Chicago Bar Association

    Vice-Chair, Federal Civil Practice Committee