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Amanda S. Adams Associate

Amanda is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property group where she  assists clients in district court litigation; counseling, including freedom to operate analyses and opinion work; and patent prosecution.  Amanda is knowledgeable in a wide range of intellectual property subject matter, including biomedical devices, mechanical, and computer processing technologies.  She has participated in litigating invalidity and infringement issues of both utility and design patents.


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Amanda’s experience includes litigation before various U.S. District Courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.  Her experience includes writing motions to invalidate patents; motions for and opposing summary judgment on non-infringement and invalidity; claim construction briefing; invalidity contentions; preparing expert witnesses for deposition; taking depositions; and succeeding in inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. Amanda’s patent prosecution experience includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent application, both design and utility.  Amanda’s additional intellectual property experience includes writing freedom to operate and patentability opinions for a number of clients.  For a list of Amanda’s Publications, click here.

Amanda’s technological areas of expertise include biomedical engineering, including biomechanics and neural control; mechanical engineering, and computer software technologies.  For example, she has worked on subject matter involving encryption technology, mobile phone network connectivity systems, and food processing systems.

Amanda’s professional experience prior to becoming an attorney includes examining surgical device patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and working as both a neural control research engineer and a biomechanics research technician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  Amanda also interned for the Honorable Judge Patricia A. Gaughan in 2008 and interned in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations for the United States International Trade Commission in 2009.

Amanda is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA).

Amanda joined Calfee as a lateral associate in 2017. Prior to joining Calfee, she was an associate in the D.C. offices of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP.