Adam Floyd

Adam Floyd




Over the last 20 years, Adam has had a varied and distinguished career which uniquely situates him to find creative solutions for his clients.

After spending over a decade representing primarily Fortune 500 companies both monetizing and defending against the monetization efforts of others, Adam established his own firm.  Adam’s firm primarily represented individual inventors and non-practicing entities monetizing patents.

Most recently, Adam served as a judge on the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), where he was deeply involved in AIA actions.  Currently, he serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Adam has tried and handled cases before Federal district courts in over 20 states, the Federal Circuit, the ITC, PTAB, arbitrators, and mediators for plaintiffs and defendants of all sizes and types.  This experience combined with his PTAB experience, provides Adam with the ability to see a patent case from all angles and establish an effective course of action for his clients.

Education & Admissions

Harvard Law School (J.D., 1994), magna cum laude

Texas A&M University (B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1991), summa cum laude


  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Representative Litigation

  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board in AIA trial division (2012-2014), handled a docket of about 65 cases.
  • Shared Memory Graphics LLC v. Samsung, et al. (N.D. Cal. 2010). Represented SMG in a patent suit involving graphics processor chips, and successfully obtained a significant settlement against Samsung.
  • Freyburger LLC v. Microsoft (W.D. Wis. 2009). Represented Freyburger in a patent suit involving just-in-time software compilers. After expert discovery, we obtained a significant settlement on behalf of the client.
  • Arthur A. Collins, Inc. v. Southwestern Bell Telephone (N.D. Tex. 2008). Represented SWBT (now AT&T) in a patent suit involving switching technology. On the eve of trial, we obtained summary judgment of non-infringement and obtained an affirmance on appeal.
  • Siliconix v. ON Semiconductor (Arbitration Ariz. 2008). Represented ON in an arbitration involving semiconductor process patents. We obtained a trial verdict of non-infringement and were awarded attorneys’ fees.
  • Joao Control and Monitoring Systems LLC v. Xanboo, Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal. 2008). Defended Xanboo against a patent suit over internet-based home security systems. We were able to quickly obtain a very favorable settlement for the client.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Floyd, Adam, et al., O’Connor’s Federal Intellectual Property Codes Plus, Jones McClure Publishing, 2005-2009
  • Floyd, Adam, Legal Research Guide to Mechanical Patent Litigation, William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1995

Select Presentations

  • “AIA Trials: Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Overview,” January 2015
  • “AIA Trials: Prefiling through Motions Practice,” February 2015
  • “AIA Trials: Prelminary Response through Fact Discovery,” March 2015
  • “AIA Trials: Expert Discovery through Appeal,” April 2015
  • “TAB Forum Insight: A Conversation with TTAB and PTAB Judges,” April 2015
  • "Monetization for Operating Companies in a Post AIA World," January 2015

Industries & Practices

Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Bar Associations: AIPLA, Federal Circuit Bar Association, FICPI

Community Involvement

  • Security Team, Southeast Community Church
  • Assist Law Clinic Students Stop Patent Trolls


  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Intellectual Property Law), 2005-2008
  • Listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Super Lawyers, 2009-2012
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Top Attorney in Texas 2011 by Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers, 2004
Adam Floyd