Adam Conrad is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and its national appellate practice. Mr. Conrad joined the firm following a clerkship with United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He also clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Conrad frequently briefs cases in the Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court in areas ranging from patent law to constitutional issues. He has successfully argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in addition to authoring dozens of briefs in that forum. Mr. Conrad’s patent litigation experience includes analysis and strategy on critical issues, assisting with appellate preservation, drafting dispositive motions, and drafting post-trial motions.
- Co-author, "Software Exportation Dodges Bullet: US Supreme Court Reins in Extraterritorial Effect of US Software Patents in Microsoft v. AT&T," European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 30, Issue 11, November 2008 (with Scott Weingaertner)
- Co-author, "Rendezvous with Obviousness: US Supreme Court Reckons with Patentability in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. and Lower Courts React," European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 30, Issue 7, July 2008 (with Scott Weingaertner)
- Note: Hanging the Ten Commandments on the Wall Separating Church and State: Toward a New Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, 38 Ga. L. Rev. 1329
- Panelist, IPO Chat Channel, Claim Construction Deference: Teva v. Sandoz at the U.S. Supreme Court (2014)
- Mock oral argument before federal judges at Georgia Intellectual Property Summit Dinner Gala Honoring Members of the Judiciary (2013)
Awards and Recognitions
- Super Lawyers North Carolina Rising Star (2014, 2015)
- Order of the Coif