Mr. Adams has been with the firm for over fifteen years and provides counsel to clients in a variety of intellectual property related areas. These areas include the procurement, evaluation and enforcement of patents and trademarks.
In particular, Mr. Adams has extensive experience managing large and complex patent portfolios of clients, as well as monitoring those of competitors. His fields of expertise include electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical and software related technologies. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of fields, including: hybrid and electric vehicle systems, spark plugs, laser welding, active vehicle systems, metal fabrication, vehicle telemetry, precious metal alloys, sound-damping laminates, and others. Mr. Adams makes regular trips to the U.S. Patent Office to conduct personal interviews with examiners across a wide range of disciplines.
Mr. Adams’ professional work experience includes over fifteen years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, as well as engineering experience within various areas of Delphi Corporation. Mr. Adams has been a shareholder of the firm for nearly ten years, and was recently named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star and an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property publication. Mr. Adams currently serves on the firm’s management committee and is in charge of personnel.
Mr. Adams received a degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the Michigan Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark office.
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