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Adam’s practice is focused on a relatively-narrow variety of civil matters including patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registration, trade secret protection, IP licensing, and startup and generalized IP/commercial transactional and litigation efforts. Adam represents sole-proprietors, startups, and established businesses throughout Illinois and, in some capacities, across the country.


During law school, Adam was a clerk at Augustine, Kern, & Levens, Ltd. where his efforts were focused on researching state dental and medical licensing requirements, state agency immunity from antitrust claims, and the vulnerability of alternative medicine practitioners to sanctions levied by sate medical boards, all on a national basis.


Before and after leaving Augustine Kern & Levens, Ltd., and before forming Au, LLC, Adam was a clerk, and then associate, at Saper Law Offices, LLC. While at Saper, Adam handled IP, commercial, and social media-related litigation matters, which included commercial contract disputes, internet defamation cases, copyright and trademark infringement claims, and various business disputes.


Prior to entering law school, Adam worked as a systems engineer for General Dynamics Land Systems.



- The John Marshall Law School – J.D., with IP Certificate 2009

- Carnegie Mellon University - B.S.M.E. 2003



- State of Illinois (2009)

- District of Columbia (2012)

- United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2010)

- United States District Court, District of Columbia (2012)

- United States Patent and Trademark Office (2011)


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 35%
    6 years
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    6 years
  3. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 20%
    6 years
  4. Patent Application: 20%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info


564 W. Randolph St. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL, 60661


DCActive 201205/24/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Future Combat Systems SDD Phase Recognition AwardGeneral Dynamics Land Systems2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyAU, LLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneySaper Law Offices, LLC2008 - 2012
ClerkAugustine, Kern, & Levens, Ltd.2007 - 2008
Systems EngineerGeneral Dynamics Land Systems2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chcago Inventors OrganizationLegal Advisor2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Internet Defense LeagueMember2012 - Present
Electronic Frontier FoundationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guava v. Case, No. 12-L-7363 (Circuit Court of Cook County)Dismissed without prejudice
Arte de Oaxaca v. Mullen, No. 12-L-9034 (Circuit Court of Cook County)Dismissed with prejudice
Bonhomme v. St. James, 970 N.E. 2d 1 (Ill. 2012)Rev'd and aff'd on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
APSense3d Printing 101(c) - What is VisiJet2014
APSense3d Printing 101(b) - What is ABS2014
FreezeNetTorrentLitigation Adds Insight into File-Sharing Lawsuits2013
Zeropaid.comZeroPaid Interviews TorrentLitigation.com2012
DuPage County Bar JournalCopyright and Trade Dress Infringement Considerations in Jewelry Design2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Innovation WeeklyIP Asset Review2015
CPS Invention Convention - STEMIP Essentials2015
IP Considerations of EntrepreneurshipIntellectual Property2014
CIO Inventors Town Hall MeetingDeveloping & Protecting Your Idea2014