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Adam L.K. Philipp

Patent application Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 22 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 23 years
    California - CA 28 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active 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. Patent application
    High technology patent strategy and prosecution, particularly for software and computing technologies.

    26 years

  2. Trademark application
    Building and protecting clients' brand portfolios.

    29 years

  3. Intellectual property
    Building and protecting clients' IP portfolios.

    29 years

  4. Trademark infringement
    Enforcing clients' brand protection.

    29 years

  5. Copyright application
    Building and protecting clients' copyright portfolios.

    29 years

  6. Patent infringement

    26 years

I focus on helping people with their technology and intellectual property issues.


I have been involved in the prosecution of patent applications in the computer science, electrical devices and related fields since 1998 and with Internet and technology related law since 1995. I also counsels clients on patent portfolio strategy, patentability and infringement matters. My varied practical experiences range from distributed object oriented programming to kernel-level memory management to streaming media. My areas of emphasis covers a wide variety of patent, trademark and trade secret issues, with particular focus on network and security related applications. Typical clients of mine are software and technology companies as well as related inventors.

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1718 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA, 98102


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Posted by Vicky | November 9, 2012
AEon Law for your IP needs
Adam and his team were great at helping us to focus on business intent so that the patent application specifically fit our needs. His team is extremely knowledgeable about technology as well as law and is invested in your business' success.
Posted by Bill | June 16, 2010
Good communication, reasonable fees
Adam and his senior partner wrote a patent application for a biotech invention of mine. Together we came up with a claim strategy that made sense and kept things within my budget limitations. They were very quick to catch on to the concepts behind my invention, and they were excellent at explaining to me the various implications of those, with respect to patent law and claims, which I would never otherwise have understood. The process was efficient and they did a great job producing a clear and precise application, with relatively little input from me after the initial meeting.
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Posted by Dan | June 15, 2010
Best patent attorney I've worked with... and I've worked with a few
I had to stop using Adam as patent counsel because of a conflict of interest. After cycling through two others, I went back to him with some different work, and thank goodness. I've seen a lot of goofy patent attorney moves but none from him. Great advice, frequent updates, and best of all, predictable pricing. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2009
Smart, creative, very helpful
Adam not only prepared our intellectual property filing, he improved the ideas, and taught us a lot about protecting our IP, in the process.
Posted by Arun | February 27, 2008
Client Review
Very good understanding of software, which is unusual in a patent lawyer.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Teaching Professor
  • University of Washington
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • ÆON Law
  • 2004 - Present


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Punahou Academy
  • 1987
  • California State University, San Diego
  • Graduate Work
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • A G Design v. Trainman Lantern (Fed. Cir. 2008)
  • Vacated and Remanded
  • SIBIA Neurosciences, Inc. v. Cadus Pharmaceutical Corporation
  • Defendant lost, reversed on appeal
  • Compounds and Methods for Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis


  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Licensed
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted
  • 1998 - Present
  • M.I.T. Enterprise Forum
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Enventure
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • IAM Patent 1000
  • IAM
  • 2022
  • IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists
  • IAM
  • 2021
  • Runner-Up Best Startup Service Provider
  • Seattle 2.0
  • 2011
  • Finalist - Best Startup Service Provider
  • Seattle 2.0
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • 2006
  • Washington’s Most Amazing Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Phi Delta Phi Lifetime Membership
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 2001
  • Invitation to Phi Delta Phi Student honor society
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1994
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  • Softlaw Outlook
  • Computer Software Protection and Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • 2003
  • Softlaw Outlook
  • Overview of Software Product-By-Process Claims
  • 2002
  • Softlaw Outlook
  • Tough Times In the Tech World: Steps to Take to Maximize IP Value in a Tough Economic Environment
  • 2001
  • Softlaw Outlook
  • What to do with a Domain Name Record Once You Find One
  • 2001
  • Softlaw Outlook
  • How to Find Domain Name Records
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Online Trademark Infringement
  • 2021
  • Annual Meeting
  • Comparative IP Enforcement US & China
  • 2019
  • Ignite Seattle
  • How to Roll Your Own Patent Application
  • 2008
  • Entrepreneur University
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  • 2008
  • Countdown
  • Startup Intellectual Property Issues
  • 2008
  • Venture Lab
  • Protecting Ideas
  • 2007
  • Enventure Spring Retreat
  • Law Firm as an Entrepreneurial Venture
  • 2007
  • Enventure Spring Retreat
  • Startup IP
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Endorse Adam
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is an excellent IP attorney. He's friendly, responsive, thoughtful, and communicative. I highly recommend him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is practical, creative and knowledgeable. He is my "go to" colleague on intellectual property matters."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hands down one the best IP attorneys out there. Caring, understanding and unrelenting in his pursuit of the client's interest, Adam is a top notch attorney."
Patent application Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent several clients to Adam and my clients are happy. Clients have told me that Adam and his staff are knowledgeable, efficient and effective. Clients also like the flat fee arrangements."
Patent application Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam has assisted one of my clients with its patent work. He's efficient, capable, and has a great understanding of technology. He also helps his clients assess their IP needs within their available budgets. He's passionate about working with early stage technology companies and knows just about everybody in the Seattle area."
Patent application Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Over his many years of practice, Adam has developed keen insights into strategies for obtaining and using patents as business tools, especially for companies built during the Internet age. Adam "gets" the patent needs of the high-tech software startup and has the savvy to shepherd a patent portfolio through all stages of a company's growth."
Patent application Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam and I both work in the patent area for the Seattle startup community. You need only listen to the numerous positive reviews of his clients to know that Adam is very good at his work and is an asset to our community."
Patent application Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam's deep knowledge of emerging technologies and patent law is impressive. Time and again he uses this expertise to provide valuable and cost-effective advice to our clients."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam is a first rate patent attorney who excels at patent prosecution and patent portfolio management. He also has extensive experience in building IP strategies for high tech and start-up companies."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In intellectual property law, you need a lawyer who is ready to be as creative as the client. A creative lawyer is going to find you the solutions that other lawyers ignore or just cannot see. I have known Adam for many years, through many different firms. He's always been one of the most creative and successful lawyers I know."
Patent application Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam provides timely and strategic advice to my clients who are seeking to maximize the value of their innovations."
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