Adam L.K. Philipp


The Founder of AEON Law, Adam Philipp is a patent attorney and the head of the patent department at AEON Law. Adam has been involved in the prosecution of patent applications in the computer science, electrical devices, consumer products, blockchain, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, and related fields since 1998 and with Internet and technology-related law since 1995. He also counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio strategies and infringement matters.

His varied practical experiences range from computer security, cryptography, distributed object-oriented programming to kernel-level memory management. His area of emphasis covers a wide variety of patent, trademark, and trade secret issues, with a particular focus on network and security related applications. Typical clients of Mr. Philipp’s are software and technology companies as well as related inventors.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1995, Honors – Phi Delta Phi
  • San Diego State University, Graduate Studies in Computer Science
  • Tufts University, Bachelor of Art, 1991
  • Patent Law, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Published Works

  • Emerging Claim Formats For Software Inventions: Virtually Extraterritorial Reach for U.S. Patents Covering Internet -Based Inventions or Virtually Worthless, Aspen Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update, 2001
  • Computer Software Protection and Trade Secret Misappropriation, Softlaw Outlook, 3.1, 2003
  • Tough Times In the Tech World: Steps to Take to Maximize IP Value in a Tough Economic Environment, Softlaw Outlook, 1.2, 2001
  • What to do with a Domain Name Record Once You Find One, Softlaw Outlook, 1.4, 2001
  • Overview of Software Product-By-Process Claims, Softlaw Outlook, 2.3, 2002
  • How to Find Domain Name Records, Softlaw Outlook, 1.1, 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2006
  • League of Justice – Listed as one of “Washington’s Most Amazing Lawyers” by Washington CEO Magazine, 2006
  • Lifetime member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Martindale Hubble Peer Review Rated
  • AVVO rated 10/10


 Areas of Practice
  • Patent Procurement
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Intellectual Property Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Technology Law

Bar Admissions

  • California State
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Washington State
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Representative Clients

  • Napster
  • Techstars
  • Booginhead
  • Goodship
  • moz
  • 2bar Spirits
  • Simply Measured
  • Ignite Talks
  • The Plastic Bank
  • Polyverse
  • Icebrg


  • Hebrew
  • Japanese (basic)
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