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Adam works closely with clients to secure, protect and enforce intellectual property rights, strengthen their intellectual property positions for product lines and build the overall value of their portfolio. Adam works with clients to customize intellectual property plans to meet each client’s unique needs and business goals.  

Adam manages both large and small worldwide patent portfolios for publicly and privately held businesses, institutional clients and individuals. He often counsels clients with respect to patentability, due diligence, patent portfolio analyses and clearance matters, including patent validity and infringement concerns and opinions. 

In addition, he counsels clients with respect to intellectual property transactions particularly as it relates to joint research and development collaborations, intellectual property acquisitions and licensing arrangements.

Adam also works with clients to prepare and prosecute patent applications on a wide variety of innovations in industrial and consumer products, including coating technologies, polymers, composites, insulation, construction materials, oil and gas technologies, metallurgical and nutritional products.

His prior professional experience includes serving as an information technology consultant at Accenture Ltd. from 2002 through 2005 focusing on application and transaction infrastructure software and enterprise resource planning software.

Prior to joining Calfee, Adam served as an associate attorney with Turocy & Watson, LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. Adam joined Calfee in 2009. 


J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2008

M.S., Economics, Lehigh University, 2001

B.S., Chemical Engineering, with honors, Lehigh University, 2000

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