Adam Smoot

Registered Patent Attorney Shareholder

Adam Smoot

Adam Smoot

Registered Patent Attorney Shareholder

Adam’s practice focuses primarily on post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, patent prosecution and counseling, and complex intellectual property litigation. Specific technology areas of emphasis include medical devices, chemical arts, software, hardware, optical systems, oil and gas systems, cellular telephone technology and standards, and geosciences.

Adam has handled numerous inter partes review proceedings, as well as inter partes reexamination proceedings. He also has experience with other post-grant proceedings before the USPTO. Adam has represented both Petitioners and Patent Owners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Adam also is involved in the local IP community, where he currently serves as Chair of the IP Section of the Utah State Bar, and previously served as Secretary and Vice-Chair.

Adam’s education includes a J.D. with honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Texas School of Law. He received a B.S. summa cum laude in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate student, Adam worked in a cardiac lab researching a novel technique for visualization of electrical changes using molecules that changed their physical configuration based on changes in electrical fields, leading to a change in X-ray attenuation. That work led to Adam being issued a U.S. Patent titled “X-ray Attenuating Compositions and Methods” (Patent No. 8,808,668).

Adam is an avid volleyball player, both indoor and outdoor, and loves camping with his family.

  • Education
    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
      • with honors
      • Order of the Coif
    • B.S., University of Utah, Biomedical Engineering
      • summa cum laude
      • Chemistry minor
  • Practice Focus
    • Post-Grant Proceedings
    • Patent Prosecution
    • Complex IP Litigation
  • Technical Experience
    • Medical Devices
    • Chemical Arts
    • Software/Hardware
    • Optical Systems
    • Oil and Gas Systems
    • Cellular Telephone Technology and Standards
    • Geosciences
  • Professional Admissions & Associations
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • Utah State Bar
    • Texas State Bar
  • Publications, Speaking Engagements & Presentations
    • “Patent Opinions: What are they, and when should Utah businesses get them?” The Enterprise – Utah’s Business Journal (September 19, 2022)
    • “Patent Opinions: Are they still helpful, and if so, when?” Patent Lawyer Magazine (July/August 2022)
    • “Post-Grant Proceedings for Design Patents and a 2016 Update to Design Patents,” Internal CLE, (December 2016)
    • “Post-Grant Proceedings on the Rise: Effective Tips to Upgrade Your Patent Toolbox,” (July 2016)
    • US Patent No. 8,808,668 – X-ray attenuating compositions and methods
    • Novel x-ray attenuation mechanism: Role of interatomic distance; Med. Phys. 35, 4386 (2008)
  • Awards & Recognition
    • U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers; Patent Law (2022 – 2023)