International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Adam V. Floyd has joined the Firm’s Denver office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Mr. Floyd brings nearly 20 years of experience as a patent litigator to the Firm, having represented numerous high-tech clients across the country in all manner of patent litigation. Most recently, Mr. Floyd served as a judge on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) in Denver from 2012 to 2014, where he was deeply involved in post-grant procedures under the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – a new set of actions permitting clients to challenge patents at the PTAB, an increasingly popular alternative to federal court litigation.

Before becoming a PTAB judge, Mr. Floyd was in private patent litigation practice as a founding partner of F&B LLP (Austin, Texas) from 2008 to 2012, as a partner of Vinson & Elkins LLP (Austin, Texas) from 1998 to 2008 and as an associate of Arnold White & Durkee PC (Austin, Texas) from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Floyd has a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.S degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M. He is a member of the Colorado and Texas bars and has been recognized for his work in intellectual property litigation by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Texas.

“Adam is a consummate patent litigator, combining the perspective of a PTAB judge with extensive experience as an advocate,” noted Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “He will add tremendously to Dorsey’s strong multi-office patent litigation capabilities and to the Firm’s IP practices generally, especially with his deep expertise in the new post-grant procedures before the PTAB.”

Mr. Floyd noted: “This is an excellent opportunity for me, and I look forward to helping Dorsey to continue building and expanding its strong patent litigation practice. Dorsey is a great firm with an exceptional client base that fits my experience and expertise. Being part of Dorsey’s global platform will enable me and my new colleagues to serve more of our clients’ patent litigation needs more efficiently.”

“We anticipate that Adam will draw on the deep bench of patent litigators and prosecutors in Dorsey’s Denver office and across the entire Dorsey platform to serve clients throughout the country,” noted Denver Office Head Greg Tamkin. “We are excited to bring Adam on board.”