Adam Stephenson

Adam Stephenson

Adam Stephenson is founder of IPTechLaw, a boutique IP firm located in Scottsdale, AZ, and is cofounder of, a site dedicated to providing patent prosecutors (and others) with actually useful data on ex parte appeals decisions from the PTAB. Adam has a BS and MSE in Chemical Engineering and has been engaged actively in US and international patent preparation and prosecution since 2006. Previous to and while attending law school and working as a patent agent at a IP boutique, he spent 6 years in various engineering roles at Intel Corporation becoming a registered Professional Engineer (State of Arizona, Chemical Engineering) in 2005. Adam drafts and prosecutes patent applications in semiconductor process and packaging, mechanical, chemical, biotech, electronics, and computer implemented inventions. Adam’s curiosity about patent prosecution data began during law school and led to a published article in the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual property Law in 2008. His subsequent work with has been to create a curated database of ex parte appeals decisions designed for making patent prosecution and PTAB appeal decisions. A former adjunct professor of law, in 2017 Adam was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, at the USPTO, and before the Federal Circuit.

For more information or to contact Adam, please visit his Firm Profile Page.

Posts by Adam Stephenson

Cognitive Dissonance: How the PTAB Reported Appeal Statistics Ruins the Data for Everyone

The PTO reports a case as affirmed if all claims are rejected for at least one issue on appeal and reversed if all claims are reversed for …
By Adam Stephenson
11 months ago 2

Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse for Cost of the USPTO’s High ex parte Appeal Reversal Rates

As the old saying goes: Ignorance of the law is no excuse. So there seems to be no good reason that the Examining corps’ inability to apply …
By Adam Stephenson
1 year ago 8

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