Adam Davenport, Associate

Broad experience, single focus

With nearly 10 years of IP experience under his belt, Adam Davenport knows firsthand that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to protecting his clients’ investments. Skills ranging from initial setup of patent portfolios and litigation support to due diligence for acquisitions of technologies speak to the breadth of his experience, but Adam maintains a single focus on helping clients get the highest returns on their investments – no matter which of these strategies he has to employ.

Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering before completing law school at Baylor University. During this time, he worked as an engineering intern for the Lower Colorado River Authority and later, as a judicial extern with the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. These early roles not only provided Adam with a sound technical and legal foundation for his career, but also allowed him to team up with and even lead other engineers in designing and maintaining complex technologies.

Proven track record of client successes

Throughout his career, Adam has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, software, telecommunications systems, oil and gas, and gaming systems. As a result, he understands that the process to obtaining patents is rarely, if ever, linear and works efficiently to minimize the amount of time and money clients spend to obtain a patent. In what can often feel like a merry-go-round round for many inventors, the back and forth process with the patent office can result in years without a patent and thousands of dollars spent along the way. To avoid this, Adam works with clients early on to develop a budget and strategy that result in a timely, well-written patent providing the most rights for the invention. Additionally, Adam has obtained successes for clients engaged in licensing negotiations, re-examination proceedings and patent infringement cases.

Outside of work, Adam enjoys hunting, serving in his church and spending time with his family.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2008
  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation (LEAD), Member, 2016- Present
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering Innovation Center, Entrepreneurial Advisor, 2017-Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section New Lawyers Committee, Member, 2012- 2016, Secretary (2014), Chair (2015)
  • The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2013-2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section

Special Honors

  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018-2019

Presentations & Publications

  • Coordinator and Moderator, Breakfast Roundtables: Roundtable discussions between litigators and prosecutors concerning PTAB proceedings, The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Law and Technology, 54th Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, November 14-15, 2016
  • Speaker, Responding to Office Actions 101, Advanced Patent Seminar, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Dallas Regional Office, September 20, 2016
  • Coordinator and Moderator, Breakfast Roundtables: Help Me Help You, The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Law and Technology, 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, November 16-17, 2015
  • Module Moderator, Intellectual Proper Law Workshop: Getting Your Patent Granted, 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section, March 18-20, 2015
  • Coordinator and Discussion Leader, Breakfast Roundtable: Patent Prosecution Best Practices, The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Law and Technology, 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, November 10-11, 2014