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Adam Erickson

Adam Erickson

Adam Erickson is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Washington, D.C. office.

Adam’s practice focuses on post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Adam draws on years of experience previously drafting and prosecuting patent applications as a patent agent to identify critical issues in challenging and defending patent validity for petitioners and patent owners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Adam’s practice reflects a dedication to effective advocacy through compelling oral and written communication. Adam leverages his flair for persuasive writing to secure positive outcomes for clients at all levels of representation.

Adam’s technical experience includes a wide array of technologies, including artificial intelligence, wireless networking systems, computer hardware and software, acoustic design and data processing, acoustic wave filters, medical devices, and oil and gas drilling.

Adam’s practice also demonstrates an ongoing commitment to pro bono efforts, having successfully represented several clients in obtaining legal status through asylum from multiple countries worldwide. Adam served as lead fellow of the Brigham Young University Community Clinic overseeing ongoing initiatives to provide access to justice to underserved members of the community.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “It’s OK to (Silently) Disagree with Proposed Claim Constructions in an IPR,” co-author, Westlaw Today, Sep. 24, 2020.
  • “AI Invents but Can’t Be an Inventor. So Now What?” co-author, Legaltech News, Aug. 31, 2020.
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  • Recipient of the “Distinguished Clinical Practice Award,” Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, April 2021.
  • Recipient of the “Wendy C. Archibald Meritorious Achievement and Distinguished Service Award,” Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, April 2021.
  • Recipient of the “J. Reuben Clark Award” for exemplifying academic excellence, integrity, high ethical standards, and service, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, March 2020.


J.D., Brigham Young University Law School, 2021, magna cum laude

B.S., Applied Physics – Acoustics Emphasis, Brigham Young University, 2017, top 3% of College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences




District of Columbia


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

McCombs, Goryunov and Erickson: IPR Estoppel and Products? A Question That’s Splitting Hairs and Cou [...]
April 12, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP Lawyers David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov and Adam Erickson authored an article in The Patent Lawyer discussing the distinction between raising a patent and raising the identical product as grounds for invalidity after a recent ruling that provoked divided opinions. Read an excerpt below: IPR petitioners can rely on only two types of prior art: “patents and printed publications. [...]