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Adam S. Rizk

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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD, summa cum laude)
  • Northeastern University (MSEE)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (BSEE)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Adam's practice focuses on intellectual property, with a particular focus on patent litigation. His practice covers various aspects of patent litigation including patent portfolio analysis, patent infringement analyses, patent validity analyses, claim construction, discovery issues, and trial preparation.

He has experience in patent infringement cases before the US International Trade Commission, federal district courts, and in prosecuting patents before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Adam's work on patent litigation involves various technologies, such as cellular phones, computer systems, embedded hardware, communication systems, and networks, with a particular focus on  microprocessors, digital logic, analog integrated circuits, RF integrated circuits, semiconductors, control systems, and software.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Adam worked with the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and as a principal engineer at BAE Systems.

Representative Matters

  • Participated in a federal district court case involving the enforcement of patents directed towards anti-fraud technology used in currency validation systems.
  • Participated in the defense of a software company against multiple district court cases involving e-commerce and contract management technology.

International Trade Commission

  • Certain Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Consumer Products Containing the Same (337-TA-1044) Filed an ITC complaint on behalf of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The patented technology covers graphics processing technology employed by smart devices such as televisions and handsets. Respondents include LG, VIZIO, MediaTek, and Sigma Designs. The evidentiary hearing is scheduled for early December 2017.

  • Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (337-TA-984) Represented owner of portfolio of graphics processing and microprocessor patents as Complainant in an ITC investigation adverse to a number of automotive manufacturers, and infotainment system and chip suppliers. Respondents include Honda, Toyota, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Renesas, Harman International, and Fujitsu-Ten. The investigation instituted in January of 2016 and resolved favorably prior to the conclusion of expert discovery in August of 2016.

  • Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof (337-TA-925) Represented owner of portfolio of communications and computing patents from former enterprise communications business unit of large multinational innovation company. An ITC investigation was instituted in August 2014 as to respondent entities Apple, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and HTC Corporation. Google participated as an intervenor. The investigation resolved prior to evidentiary hearing in June of 2015.
  • Certain Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) Represented owners of the patent portfolio of the original Silicon Graphics, now known as Graphics Properties Holdings, as complainant in the ITC. Investigation was instituted in June 2013 and among the respondent entities were Panasonic, Toshiba, Vizio, and ZTE. Most respondents settled. After an evidentiary hearing held over several days in May 2014, on August 29, 2014 Mintz Levin successfully obtained a recommendation for a Limited Exclusion Order against the remaining respondent, which chose to settle while Commission review of the Administrative Law Judge’s Initial Determination was pending.
  • Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (337-TA-836) Represented owners of the patent portfolio of the original Silicon Graphics, now known as Graphics Properties Holdings, as complainant in the ITC, and as plaintiff in multiple parallel District of Delaware cases. Cases were filed between late 2011 and early 2012, and all were resolved by the end of January 2013. The technology at issue relates to LCD panels, central processor units, graphics processing units, and other microprocessor technology. Successfully licensed all respondents, including some of the largest and most recognized names in the converged device space – Apple, LG, Research in Motion, Samsung, and Sony.