Dr. Adam Pivovar's practice focuses on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on patent and technology related disputes. Adam has substantial trial experience and has successfully resolved patent and technology cases in the fields of medical products, biotechnology, medical diagnostics, genetically engineered microbes, biofuels, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical formulations, clinical PCR devices, chemical and material synthesis and processing, semiconductors, computer software and databases, computer integrated telephone equipment, and teleconferencing.

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  • Jury Trial Win for HyperBranch Medical Technologies 

  • Global cross-license achieved for Gevo in long-running biofuels patent case 

  • Pretrial Win for Gevo in Patent Suit 


  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, with honors, 2006

  • University of Minnesota
    PhD, Chemical Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    BS, Chemical Engineering

Admissions & Credentials


District of Columbia


  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Giles Rich Inn of Court – Federal Circuit

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500: Intellectual Property: Patents - Litigation