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Dylan O Adams

Dylan O Adams

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Patent Infringement

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About Me

I am a senior associate at Davis Wright Tremaine, practicing out of its Seattle office.


As a patent attorney, my practice focuses on drafting and filing patent applications as well as patent litigation and patent portfolio planning and maintenance. I have experience with U.S. and foreign patents in a wide variety of technology fields, including software, computer hardware and devices, e-commerce, biotechnology, mechanical devices and designs. My technical background includes graduate work in wireless communications, smartphone applications, computer learning, robot manipulators, digital signal processing, and computer communication networks.


I am author of Patents Demystified: An Insider’s Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions, which is a 320 page book that teaches innovators and entrepreneurs about the patent process and provides insider tips on building valuable patent portfolios. The book will be released nationally in late 2015 and is being published by the American Bar Association, with co-sponsorship by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. (  Available for p-reorder at and


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Patent Application: 95%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 5%
    8 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($390/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Stephen Charles McArthur

    I endorse this lawyer for patent applications.


    Stephen McArthur Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Sam Sokhansanj

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Sam Sokhansanj Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

1201 3rd Ave.
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super Lawyer - Rising Star 2015Washington Law & Politics Magazine2015
IP Hot List - Top-20 IP Practice NationallyNational Law Journal2013
IP Practice Group of the YearLaw3602013
IP Dept. of The Year (Top 3 Finalist)The American Lawer2013
IP Dept. of The Year (Top 5 Finalist)The Recorder2013
Washington Super Lawyer - Rising Star 2011Washington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Washington Super Lawyer - Rising Star 2010Washington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Professional Excellence AwardMiNeeds, Inc.2009
Graduation With Honors (Cum Laude)Seattle University School of Law2007
CALI Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property LawCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2006
Seattle University Law Trustee ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law2004
Rated "Superb" (9.8/10)Avvo.comN/A
Level 9 ContributorAvvo.comN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Associate, Patent AttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine, LLP2015 - Present
Associate Patent AttorneyOrrick, Herrington & Suitcliffe, LLP2013 - 2015
Patent AttorneyGraybeal Jackson LLP2009 - 2013
Patent AttorneyAxios Law Group PLLC2007 - 2009
Owner/Patent AgentParamount Patents LLC2005 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
US District Ct. - W Dist. of WashingtonMember2008 - Present
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
United States Patent BarPatent Attorney2005 - Present
Seattle University Law ReviewStaff2005 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Westfield Outdoor Inc v. GCI Outdoor IncN/A
Compounds and Methods for Diagnosis and Treatment of LeishmaniasisPatented
Systems and Methods For Providing Remote OrderingN/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonElectrical EngineeringMSEE (Masters)2013
Seattle University School of LawLawJD Cum Laude2007
University of California - DavisBiochemistry & Molecular BiologyBS2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MakerHaus Business & Entrepreneurial ClassesIntro to Patents & IP (bimonthly)2014
MakerHaus Business & Entrepreneurial ClassesIntro to Patents & IP (bimonthly)2013
KKNW AM1150 Radio - Business Innovators ShowIP Law Basics for Small Business2008
Seattle University School of BusinessPatent Basics2007
University of Washington School of BusinessPatent Law for Entrepenures2006
University of Washington Experimental CollegePatent Basics for Inventors and Small Business Owners2006
The Dylan Adams Patent PodcastWorking with a Patent Practitioner2006
The Dylan Adams Patent PodcastSafe and Unsafe Invention Disclosures2006
The Dylan Adams Patent PodcastProvisional, Non-Provisional & Patent Pending2006
Seattle University School of BusinessPatent Law for Entrepenures2006
Seattle University School of BusinessPatent Basics2006