Adrian is a registered patent attorney whose practice is focused on identifying, protecting and leveraging intellectual property assets and providing related counsel and advice. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating the terms of various types of transactions including intellectual property licenses, technology alliances, collaboration and development agreements, outsourced technology development agreements, vendor, supply and other commercial agreements, sponsored research agreements involving industrial entities and universities, non-disclosure and consulting agreements, as well as joint and collaborative R&D agreements involving government entities (CRADAs, funding agreements, etc.).
His practice also involves providing strategic counsel to clients in connection with intellectual property portfolio and innovation management, and intellectual property-related issues in the context of transactions such as joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures. Other areas of his experience include trademark filing and prosecution and related counseling.
He has negotiated hundreds of transactions and prosecuted patents involving representative technologies such as wireless communications, software, green technology and vehicles, social media, mechanical, electrical, and medical device technologies.
Before joining the firm, Adrian practiced with prominent law firms in San Diego, Chicago and Detroit. Prior to earning his J.D., he utilized his materials science engineering background as a design and evaluation engineer at Toyota Technical Center, USA, where he developed vehicle components and relationships with component suppliers. He holds a B.S. in materials science engineering from the University of Notre Dame and earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School.
- University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
- University of Notre Dame (B.S.)
- Material Science and Engineering
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Intellectual Property Owners Association
- IP Licensing Committee, Secretary
- Licensing Executives Society
- Industry-University-Government-Interface Sector, Co-chair