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Adam Edward Urbanczyk

Intellectual property Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   15 reviews
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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 6 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2017
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    All forms of licensing, assignment, and transactional work involving copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent interests

    15 years

  2. Trademark application
    Prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO and with foreign offices via Madrid Protocol

    15 years

  3. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Forming and establishing business entities to insulate individuals and facilitate commercial growth

    15 years

  4. Patent application
    Opinions and application prosecution involving designs and electromechanical consumer product inventions

    15 years


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)

- State of Michigan (2017)

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

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

- United States Patent and Trademark Office (2011)


Top Contributor 2015,2014
Top Contributor
2015 2014
Client's Choice 2013,2012
Client's Choice
2013 2012


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


5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not just a great lawyer, but a great person.
I called Adam about an intellectual property case. Within a few minutes, it was clear that it was not in my best interest to take any legal action (meaning he was not going to receive money from me). With this in mind, he still spent over 30 minutes more explaining things to me, to help alleviate the stress and confusion I was experiencing. I am extremely thankful for the time he spent and if I (or anyone I know) need legal help in the area of IP, I will recommend Adam. Because it is clear that it works in his client's best interest.
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Posted by Dan B | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney.
Adam did a trademark registration for me. Definitely on top of his game, and great communication turnaround.
Posted by Kenny | February 25, 2015
Very professional
I was having problems with copyright infringement, I had no idea what was going on or what to do. After spending many hours trying to find a solution I ran across Adam Urbanczyk on a website . I sent him an E-mail and within a couple of hours I got a call. He explained to me what was going on and what my options were. He was very knowledgeable on the matter, and in the end helped me end the terrible experience I was going through. He is very trustworthy, and always kept me informed on what the other party was doing. I recommend that if you are going through a similar problem, E-mail or call him and he will explain everything in great detail and take some of the pressure that you are feeling, off.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Same Day Callbacks
Adam provided an overview of trademark and patent processes and under what circumstances I could pursue them. He was responsive and complete with regard to every detail.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2014
Helpful IP Guidance
Provided clear guidance and advice on pursuing patent protection and licensing for my new product. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014
Review for Mr. Urbanczyk
Thanks to Mr. Urbanczyk for all the help in my case. Working with him was more than easy - very fast and professional communication on time.
Posted by Danny | May 13, 2014
Excellent legal counsel
Adam made our experience very smooth and as stress free as possible. Excellent communication and ability to advise on issues at hand. Made us feel like we knew what was happening at all times and gave us all options and scenarios towards resolution.
Posted by Robert | June 8, 2013
Adam Urbanczyk great lawyer
Adam helped me thru my litigation very professionally and promptly and quashing the subpoena, and contacting the opposing counsel and ending my litigation with them while keeping me anonymous. I would highly recommend his firm and services .
Posted by Kyle | March 7, 2013
Copyright infringement action
I found Adam through a Google search, as he holds himself out to specialize in litigation with Torrent-related actions. In the initial phone consultation, he was already familiar with the suit I was involved in. He gave very practical legal advice, with no frills, and was able to convey the circumstances of the situation to me a quick and concise manner. I would recommend his services to my own family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2013
Excellent professional service for very reasonable fee structure
I am extremely satisfied with Adam's handling of my case. He was very knowledgeable in the particular domain of litigation, way beyond what was required for my case. He was very clear in his communication with me, to make sure that I know exactly what is going on and what my options are, and was highly responsive throughout the entire process. And the outcome he negotiated for me was within a range that I was aiming for. And all that for a very reasonable flat fee structure, that spares you any surprises. What else can you wish for?!
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Posted by Quang | December 1, 2012
Patient, Intelligent, and Highly Professional
Adam is based in Chicago and although I live a few states away on the east coast, I decided to have him work on my case. He was very knowledgeable with the subject matter and had even given me pointers on how to proceed during the initial consultation. He accessed my situation and laid out my options for me. While he worked my case I felt like I did not have to worry about a thing. He took care of speaking with the opposing council, and reviewed all of the documents involved. He kept me informed all along the process and sent me all the appropriate paperwork that I needed in a timely manner. The best feeling I had while working with Adam was that feeling of relief. I just knew that everything work out in the end. Even though opposing council ended up dragging their feet, Adam was right on their tail and was able to wrap things up. I highly recommend Adam's services to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by Joseph | November 19, 2012
Torrent Piracy - Copyright Infringement
Excellent, Professional. I went to Adam to find a resolution regarding Copyright Infringement.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2012
Fair and Honest Counsel for Infringement -Recommended
I worked with Adam with a copyright issue and he was able to get everything resolved very quickly and without issue. I would recommend him and the services that his office provides to anyone seeking consultation or advice should they come across infringement issues. Also - Adam was very affordable compared to other legal counsel - very honest and had extensive knowledge. When I spoke to him on the phone he was not condescending and was empathetic and understanding about what was going on. Good job, Adam and partners - keep up the good work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2012
Excellent Experience
As much as it was painful to need to obtain counsel for a certain situation I found myself in, Adam handled the process in a terrific manner. His worked helped to get the matter resolved roughly 72 hours after it began. I easily recommend Adam to anyone needed counsel on copyright infringement issues.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2012
CopyRight Case Help
Adam was very professional and attentive to my situation . Took care of it quickly .
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  • Retainer Sometimes
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • AU, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Saper Law Offices, LLC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Clerk
  • Augustine, Kern, & Levens, Ltd.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Systems Engineer
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • 2003 - 2007
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pravtchev v. BIT Media Group, LLC
  • (TBD)
  • Bonhomme v. St. James, 970 N.E. 2d 1 (Ill. 2012)
  • Rev'd and aff'd on appeal
  • Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, v. Laidlaw, 09-M1-203639 (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL)
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  • Chcago Inventors Organization
  • Legal Advisor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Internet Defense League
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Future Combat Systems SDD Phase Recognition Award
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • 2006


  • DuPage County Bar Journal
  • Copyright and Trade Dress Infringement Considerations in Jewelry Design
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • CPS Invention Convention - STEM
  • IP Essentials
  • 2015
  • Innovation Weekly
  • IP Asset Review
  • 2015
  • IP Considerations of Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Communications and media Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Chicago Intellectual property Lawyer Adam Edward Urbanczyk
Adam Edward Urbanczyk
Intellectual property Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 14 years
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