Adam Hess has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in intellectual property (IP) litigation and counseling clients on IP matters involving a wide array of technologies.

    Adam has significant experience as lead counsel in Section 337 investigations at the US International Trade Commission (ITC). He has represented many clients against subpoenas related to ITC investigations. He works with Customs and Border Protection on matters concerning the enforcement of ITC exclusion orders.

    Adam serves as lead counsel in federal district court litigation and international arbitration, including before the International Chamber of Commerce in Europe and before several US arbitration bodies.

    Adam also counsels US, Asian and European clients on IP portfolio management, licensing, due diligence and patent prosecution across a range of industries. He has helped start-up and smaller companies to become dominant in their industries by creatively developing and monetizing valuable IP portfolios. Adam has represented both patent owners and challengers in America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as in traditional reexamination and reissue proceedings.

    Adam is active in pro bono matters for veterans and serves on the Board of Directors for the Arlington Free Clinic. Prior to entering law school, Adam worked in the chemicals industry.

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    • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1992
    • Lehigh University, B.S., 1987


    • Virginia, 2002
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • District of Columbia, 1994
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