Adam Rehm understands the value of a business’s intellectual property and makes it his mission to help protect its worth. As a registered U.S. patent attorney and a former U.S. patent examiner with more than 20 years’ experience, Adam focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on:
- Patent and trademark prosecution
- Freedom to operate studies
His experience includes advising executives and research and development teams regarding intellectual property portfolio management, valuation and development, including:
- Offensive and defensive patenting strategies
- Brand development strategies
- Implementation of corporate intellectual property standards
Adam's representation of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic components and software has afforded him significant electrical, mechanical and software experience. He has provided strategic guidance to a wide variety of renowned U.S. surgeons who are prolific inventors of orthopedic implants, devices and equipment. Most recently, Adam led a team of executives, engineers, and attorneys that implemented an invention distillation program and built a software patent portfolio that was key to his client's acquisition for nearly $1 billion. Adam also leads a team that provides freedom to operate studies and patent landscape analyses for one of the world’s largest retailers of beauty supplies.
Adam began his career as a design engineer for a plastics engineering company and served as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he learned practical procedures necessary for successful patent prosecution while examining patent applications in Class 362: Illumination, i.e., applications directed to mechanical devices having electrical components, such as:
- Light-emitting diodes
- Organic light-emitting diodes
- Light guides
- Night vision imaging systems
Adam was appointed to the board of the USPTO Federal Credit Union, was a mentor in the Global Intellectual Property Academy to foreign dignitaries, and provided intellectual property special counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in one of the largest trademark counterfeiting cases to date. At the DOJ, Adam assisted US attorneys in the successful criminal prosecution of a major counterfeiting ring that distributed millions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit handbags throughout Washington, D.C., and along the East Coast.