Adam M Conrad

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Adam Conrad

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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, 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. 

Publications

  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • Mock oral argument before federal judges at Georgia Intellectual Property Summit Dinner Gala Honoring Members of the Judiciary (2013)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Order of the Coif
MEMBERSHIPS
Federal Circuit Bar Association

CLERKSHIPS
Law Clerk, David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Law Clerk, Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States

EDUCATION
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Georgia
B.S., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame

ADMISSIONS
North Carolina
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit