Adam P. Seitz


Professional Profile

“Adam is my go-to for patent trial appeals. He is sharp and good at what he does – he is one of the top people for PTAB work.”

– Client reference, Chambers USA

Adam is one of the two founding members of Erise IP and an established trial lawyer in the district courts, at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and at the International Trade Commission. He has litigated 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.

Adam is particularly adept at litigating cases at the PTAB; he is consistently ranked by Patexia among the 10 most active attorneys at the PTAB for petitioners. He also is ranked among the best performing attorneys for outcomes obtained for both petitioners and patent owners. These rankings have consistently put in in the top 1% of all attorneys who litigate before the PTAB.

Adam’s litigation record also comprises numerous defense verdicts in district courts and at the ITC. He is equally accomplished in offensive campaigns for clients, with a record of meaningful jury verdicts:

  • Secured a complete defense verdict of noninfringement for Garmin, which was accused of infringing a patent related to smart watches and fitness tracking.
  • Secured a complete defense verdict for Coca-Cola in a trademark case where he successfully brought a defense of champerty, a little used defense that prevents companies from purchasing lawsuits.
  • Obtained a settlement as plaintiff’s counsel for a local university in Missouri, who asserted their patents covering dry eye chemical compounds against a large pharmaceutical company. The license could be worth over 9-figures by the time the patents expire.
  • Managed and tried cases for cases for telecom clients that resulted in hundreds of millions in verdicts and licenses.
  • Obtained a complete defense outcome at the ITC of noninfringement, invalidity, and inequitable conduct in a case for ErgoBaby, in a case relating to baby carrier design. The complainant dismissed the case during Commission review without further appeal.

Adam’s experience in all three forums—the PTAB, the district courts and the ITC—encompasses a wide variety of client assets, including telecommunications, mobile devices, navigation, GPS, mechanical, crossbows and archery, pharmaceutical, and nearly every manner of electrical and computer-based technology.

He is named among the “Leading Lawyers” for Intellectual Property by 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.”


  • Obtained defense verdict in the U.S. Court for the District of Kansas for Garmin Ltd. The patent infringement case related to the use of accelerometers to measure angles and velocity and initially involved the assertion of nearly 100 claims.
  • Went “three-for-three” at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of a global technology leader accused of patent infringement. Adam’s team petitioned for inter partes review on the three relevant patents and prevailed on all three.
  • Successfully defended baby carrier manufacturers in an International Trade Commission investigation over patent infringement allegations.
  • 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