Adam W. Burrowbridge focuses his practice on complex intellectual property litigation in district court and the Federal Circuit. He counsels clients in the life science and technology sectors and covers a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, software, medical devices and consumer products. He has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, from filing of suit through trial, appeal and practice at the US Supreme Court.
Adam previously clerked for the Honorable Pauline Newman at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before his clerkship, he worked on international IP issues, including patent harmonization, in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Adam also worked at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he focused on technology transfer issues in support of the president’s Global Development Policy for Health, Climate Change and Food Security. He also represented the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) as a delegate at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP 16.
Adam maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented several underrepresented clients including veterans, refugees and impoverished persons that face access to justice challenges.
Secured a Federal Circuit reversal of a patent term adjustment decision that cost his clients more than a year and a half of patent term relating to the oral pulmonary hypertension drug Orenitram, invalidating a US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regulation that the Federal Circuit had previously affirmed as reasonable (Supernus et al. v. Iancu)*
Secured a Federal Circuit affirmance invalidating two formulation patents relating to Sanofi’s blockbuster insulin glargine Lantus product (Mylan v. Sanofi-Aventis (PTO))*
Obtained favorable dismissal of cell sorter patent litigation (Cytonome v. NanoCellect (D. Del.))*
Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2019 to present
Federal Circuit Bar Association, member
Giles Rich Inn of Court, member
Edward Coke Inn of Court, member
Washington Council of Lawyers, member
American University Washington College of Law, JD, 2011
Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University, BS, 2003
Courts / Agencies
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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