Adam C. Volentine is a Patent Attorney and the firm’s sole proprietor.
Prior to founding the firm in 1997, Adam was a partner with an intellectual property (IP) law firm in Washington, D.C. For nearly 30 years, he has represented numerous large national and international corporations across a broad spectrum of IP related matters. He is intimately familiar with all aspects of the patent procurement process, and often takes the lead in developing critical IP strategies for established corporate clients as well as start-up enterprises. Adam also leads the firm’s PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) litigation team, and is an experienced client counselor in patent licensing and litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience in trademark law, both in procurement and enforcement.
Adam’s scientific background is primarily in the fields of electronics, optics and computers, and in a wide variety of mechanical disciplines such as 3D printing, semiconductor chip packages and fabrication technologies. Prior to law school, he was an electrical engineer employed in the telecommunications industry. As a registered patent attorney, Adam’s experience encompasses practically all areas of electrical, optical, computer and mechanical technologies, a small sampling of which includes industrial electronics and manufacturing, consumer electronics, semiconductor devices and fabrication, telecommunications and data networking, and computer hardware and software structures.
Adam is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, and holds a Juris Doctorate with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law.
He is a member of the Virginia Bar, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.