Adam P. Seitz


Professional Profile

Adam is one of the two founding members of Erise IP. Over a 20+ year career, Adam has established himself as a trial lawyer in district courts, at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,, and at the International Trade Commission. He has been responsible for litigating more than 100 intellectual property matters in district courts across the country; has coordinated multiple global litigation campaigns; and has been lead counsel on more than 187 IPRs and 26 Federal Circuit appeals.

He has been recognized as one of the top seven attorneys for litigating cases at the PTAB. Most recently, in September 2022, he was ranked among the top 10 most active attorneys representing petitioners at the PTAB by Patexia. He is a “Leading Lawyer” in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, which described him as “one of the state’s leading lights in intellectual property matters, with clients benefiting from his well-honed strengths in IP litigation matters.”

Adam’s work on litigation matters has led to numerous defense verdicts in district courts and the ITC. He also is equally accomplished in offensive litigation campaigns for his clients; he has put together cases for telecom clients that have resulted in hundreds of millions in verdicts and licenses. He has obtained license agreements that should result in nine-figure payments by the end of their life. And he has had countless features removed from competitive products through aggressive litigation for his clients.

Adam’s experience in all these cases is very broad and encompasses nearly every type of technology involving telecommunications, mobile devices, navigation, GPS, mechanical, crossbows and archery, pharmaceutical, and nearly every manner of electrical and computer based technology. 

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Kansas
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Patexia: Top 10 Most Active IPR Attorneys for Petitioners, 2023
  • Patexia: Top 25 Best Performing IPR Attorney for Petitioners, 2023
  • Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2022 to 2023
  • IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2023
  • IP Stars, Managing IP, 2013 to 2023
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2022
  • IP Power List, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2016 to 2022
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2013 to 2022
  • Elite Boutique Trailblazer, National Law Journal, 2017
  • Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2010 to 2012
  • Up & Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2008
  • Speaker, “When All Elements Doesn’t Mean All Elements,” Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Trademark, Copyright Committee, December 2002
  • Speaker, “Everything You Need To Know About Intellectual Property … In About An Hour,” Patent CLE, December 2004
  • Speaker, “What You Should Know About Intellectual Property,” Webinar, April 2005
  • Speaker, “The Recording Industry v. The People,” HALPA, January 2006
  • Speaker, “Depositions,” Patent CLE Seminar, June 2009
  • Speaker, “Case Strategy for Patent Infringement Actions,” Patent CLE Seminar, July 2009
  • Speaker, “Advising Clients Regarding Reexam,” Patent CLE Seminar, November 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association