Adam Treiber, Of Counsel

Houston, TX

O: (713) 623-4844

An effective combination of engineering and IP law experience

Adam Treiber is an adept attorney with more than two decades of experience working in intellectual property law. His core practices focus on patent preparation and prosecution, litigation and dispute resolution, and risk assessment and compliance. He has a wide breadth of technical practice areas including the computer science, software, electrical and mechanical arts, with a focus on software and hardware related to machine learning / artificial intelligence, networks and communications.

Prior to joining Patterson + Sheridan, Adam served in several roles as an IP attorney, including an associate, of counsel and partner for AmLaw 100 and boutique firms along the East Coast. In addition to his practice as a lawyer, Adam holds more than a decade of experience as a systems and software engineer in the aerospace and defense industries. For example, Adam designed, implemented and tested embedded attitude control system software for small satellites, as well as underwater and airborne acoustic analysis and signal processing software for the U.S. Navy.

Adam holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He has a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from The Catholic University of America and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. He also earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

An “old school” attorney dedicated to results

Adam’s enthusiasm for new technology and dedication to his clients has earned him a reputation as an attorney who drives successful outcomes with broad yet enforceable patents. He considers himself an “old school” lawyer with a modern approach who puts results and clients first. He enjoys studying and working with new technology when he helps patent intellectual property, and his considerable experience provides insight into both the business processes and objectives of his clients. Adam’s notable cases include securing the dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his client via a 12(b)(6) motion that leveraged section 101 of the patent statute and the infamous Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision in 2014.

Adam is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and has been involved with the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) for 27 years.

Outside of the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his family (human and canine), and can often be found outdoors, whether hiking or simply reading on his front porch with a good single malt.

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University, 2001
  • M.S.E.E., Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Networks and Communications, The George Washington University, 2004
  • M.M.E, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics and Signal Processing, The Catholic University of America, 1989
  • B.S.M.E., Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Maryland, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

An effective combination of engineering and IP law experience

Adam Treiber is an adept attorney with more than two decades of experience working in intellectual property law. His core practices focus on patent preparation and prosecution, litigation and dispute resolution, and risk assessment and compliance. He has a wide breadth of technical practice areas including the computer science, software, electrical and mechanical arts, with a focus on software and hardware related to machine learning / artificial intelligence, networks and communications.

Prior to joining Patterson + Sheridan, Adam served in several roles as an IP attorney, including an associate, of counsel and partner for AmLaw 100 and boutique firms along the East Coast. In addition to his practice as a lawyer, Adam holds more than a decade of experience as a systems and software engineer in the aerospace and defense industries. For example, Adam designed, implemented and tested embedded attitude control system software for small satellites, as well as underwater and airborne acoustic analysis and signal processing software for the U.S. Navy.

Adam holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He has a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from The Catholic University of America and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. He also earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

An “old school” attorney dedicated to results

Adam’s enthusiasm for new technology and dedication to his clients has earned him a reputation as an attorney who drives successful outcomes with broad yet enforceable patents. He considers himself an “old school” lawyer with a modern approach who puts results and clients first. He enjoys studying and working with new technology when he helps patent intellectual property, and his considerable experience provides insight into both the business processes and objectives of his clients. Adam’s notable cases include securing the dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his client via a 12(b)(6) motion that leveraged section 101 of the patent statute and the infamous Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision in 2014.

Adam is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and has been involved with the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) for 27 years.

Outside of the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his family (human and canine), and can often be found outdoors, whether hiking or simply reading on his front porch with a good single malt.

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