Adam H. Masia

Partner

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1990), with high honors,

    Order of the Coif

  • Binghamton University State University of New York (B.S., 1987),

    Computer Science/Mathematics

Related Services

Adam, a registered patent attorney, assists clients in obtaining and maximizing the value of their intellectual property portfolios. His practice encompasses every facet of patent protection and portfolio development, with a strong emphasis on preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, counseling clients on enforcing patents against competitors, helping clients avoid infringement of competitor patents and monetizing patent portfolios.

He began his career participating in more than 50 patent infringement lawsuits involving varied technologies. This litigation experience enabled Adam to develop a highly strategic approach to creating valuable intellectual property portfolios and using them to maximize revenue. Adam’s current expansive intellectual property procurement practice encompasses helping clients in developing intellectual property procurement strategies and implementing these strategies.

Adam diligently works to ensure that his clients’ intellectual property assets are closely aligned with their business plans and goals. He regularly works directly with patent and trademark examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to minimize prosecution delays and maximize the scope and length of intellectual property protection for his clients.

He helps his clients prepare and negotiate agreements — intellectual property license agreements, research and development agreements, collaboration agreements, consulting agreements, supply and distribution agreements, confidentiality agreements, and others. Adam’s practice further includes conducting due diligence investigations for purchasers of businesses, investors in businesses, and investors in IP assets. He regularly provides different levels of due diligence tailored to client needs and levels of potential investment.

Adam has a computer science/mathematics degree and has helped clients patent technology in a wide variety of industries and technologies such as gaming systems, computer software, railroad parts, coating technologies, medical devices and remotely piloted aircraft.

Clients value Adam’s exceptional ability to boil down sophisticated concepts and draft patent applications and agreements using language that anyone can understand. Adam believes in developing long-term relationships with clients. He recognizes the need to provide IP services within client budgets. He has established relationships with several clients to provide large volume patent prosecution services according to agreed-upon flat fee schedules. He is always willing to discuss alternative fee arrangements with clients.

  • Responsible for more than 2,500 patent applications for a public gaming corporation.
  • Responsible for developing extensive patent portfolio for client’s commodity products to prevent competitors infringements in highly competitive industry.
  • Responsible for assisting clients in out-licensing technology while minimizing potential theft of such technology by the licensees.
  • Responsible for assisting clients in using client’s pending patent applications to cover actual and proposed competitor products.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit