Adam has worked in the intellectual property profession since 1987, specialising in patents and registered and unregistered design work. His aim is to help clients protect their R&D and maintain and improve their market position, in particular by obtaining and defending their own patents and clearing the way in respect of third-party patents.
Acting for start-ups, SMEs and multinationals, Adam advises on patentability and infringement (both for enforcement and defensive purposes), licensing, meeting requirements of various standards authorities, and portfolio management generally. Adam is very conscious of the different requirements, and budgets, of different types of organisations.
His professional experience includes drafting and prosecution of patent applications to grant, and oppositions and appeals in the European Patent Office. Adam obtains patents for clients in the UK and European Patent Offices, as well as in many other countries. He has good knowledge and experience of US patent law in particular.
Adam covers the following technical areas: