A Photo of Adam Szymanski, IP Litigation Attorney
A Photo of Adam Szymanski, IP Litigation Attorney

Adam Szymanski



612.349.5761 | szymanski@ptslaw.com

    Adam Szymanski is an associate attorney at Patterson Thuente IP and a member of the firm’s litigation team. Adam’s practice focuses primarily on litigation of intellectual property disputes.

    • Represented client in the agricultural equipment industry – while the client was found to infringe a competitor’s patents, the jury awarded the plaintiff a small fraction of what was sought, and substantially less than the competitor was ready to accept as settlement.
    • Successfully utilized trade dress enforcement to prevent competitors from copying the distinct look of our client’s world leading magnification products.
    • Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement lawsuit over a consumer product, resulting in a court ordered permanent injunction against the defendant and favorable cash settlement.
    • Provided pro bono representation to the debtor in a bankruptcy case that resulted in the creditor’s complaint being dismissed.
    • 3-D printing and additive manufacturing
    • Advanced materials
    • Aerospace
    • Chemicals
    • Communications and networking
    • Data storage media
    • Fluid handling and process controls
    • Life sciences and biology
    • Mechanical devices
    • Medical devices
    • Outdoor sporting and recreational equipment
    • Nanotechnology


    Serving as a law clerk for a major medical device manufacturer, Adam gained experience with patent litigation and post issuance proceedings, as well as IP due diligence and analysis related to mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience on the prosecution side, having prepared and prosecuted patents in the areas of chemical, mechanical and medical device technologies. Adam also conducts invalidity, freedom-to-operate and non-infringement analyses for clients.
    Prior to joining the legal profession, Adam was an engineer with Interfacial Solutions where he designed and conducted polymer extrusion, photolithography and electrolytic etching studies. He is a named inventor on US Patent No. 9,551,072, which describes a method for depositing graphene in a solution onto a substrate by changing graphene’s solubility. The substrate can then serve as a carrier to deliver graphene in further applications, such as melt processing.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2011
    William Mitchell College of Law, JD, 2015, cum laudeCybaris®: An Intellectual Property Law Review
    American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    Minnesota State Bar Association
    Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property Inn of Court
    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Supreme Court of Minnesota
    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer
    St. Paul Business Review Council, Member and Chair of Regulatory Subcommittee

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