… are four attorneys with a combined 70 years of experience helping our clients manage their intellectual property.
… are scientists and engineers with specialized technical training in mechanical engineering, biotechnology, electrical engineering, and pharmacology.
… are admitted to practice before the USPTO, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and US District Courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
… have represented clients in patent and trademark prosecution matters, inter partes proceedings at the USPTO, including patent interferences, US district court litigation, Federal Circuit appeals, and licensing negotiations.
Our clients are …
… major research universities.
… mid-sized companies with mature patent portfolios.
… startups who need help building their portfolios.
… solo inventors.
You should hire us because …
… you will receive more attention from us than you could reasonably hope to receive from a large law firm.
… we will not pass your work off to an inexperienced associate.
… our billable rates are comparable to those that big firms charge for new attorneys
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Adam assists inventors and technology firms with the development and protection of intellectual property portfolios. With experience in patent application drafting, prosecution, patent opinion matters, and counseling since 1989, Adam has developed significant experience assisting his clients navigate the often difficult paths through the patent systems with respect to freedom-to-operate issues, as well as obtaining patent protection and counseling clients on asserting patent rights.
Representative technology areas in which Adam has worked include: medical devices and method of treating human patients, including surgical methods, implantable devices, PTCA devices and methods, surgical pumps and syringes, and diabetes-related consumer products; power generation plants and methods, including combined cycle power generation, gas and steam turbines, generators, plant layout and system configuration, combustion systems, boilers, surge arrestors, and associated processes; industrial gas applications, including combustion systems, burners, and cryogenics; furnaces; locks; electronic subcomponent design and handling; bottle caps; sterile food and beverage containers; food container machinery, including gable-topped container formation machinery; food; business methods, including internet-based market research methods; power line networking adapters; fences; computer-related technologies; home power line networking; and mass-interconnect electrical connectors.
EDUCATION BA, Engineering Physics, Kalamazoo College (1988) BS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (cum laude, 1989) JD, The University of Baltimore (cum laude, 1996) Editor-in-Chief, The University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal
ADMISSIONS U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Supreme Court of Virginia U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
PUBLICATION: "Inherent Distinctiveness in Product Configuration Trade Dress", 3 U. B. INTELL. PROP. L.J. 79 (1994).
MEMBERSHIPS American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Licensing Executives Society (LES) Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
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Mr. Goode manages all docketing for Cermak Nakajima, as well as all electronic document filing at the USPTO and assists with bookkeeping and accounting.
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