Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
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Adam J. Gilbert


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Adam J. Gilbert is a partner in the Orange County office.

Mr. Gilbert has over a decade of experience in strategic United States and international patent procurement, patent portfolio management, general counseling on infringement and licensing, competitive analysis, due diligence, and IP audits. Mr. Gilbert currently represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, semiconductor fabrication, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), chemical processes, and mechanical systems.

In the medical device field, Mr. Gilbert has worked extensively with emerging-growth companies in the cardiovascular, neurological, ophthalmic, and prosthetic fields. He also has extensive experience in neuromodulation and tissue ablation. Mr. Gilbert represents multiple companies with catheter-based technologies in a variety of body lumens. His technical experience in both chemical engineering and medtech yields a unique perspective in the strategic development of global patent portfolios.

In addition to representing medical device venture capital firms in high-stakes IP deals, Mr. Gilbert has also been involved in several successful acquisitions in the medtech field, representing both acquiring companies and targets.

Prior to law school, Mr. Gilbert worked as a photolithography process engineer, gaining broad experience in all aspects of semiconductor fabrication. He also has work experience in water purification systems and methods and environmental remediation.

Mr. Gilbert joined the firm in 2005.


  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 2005), Graduated with Honors
  • University of Arizona (B.S. Chemical Engineering 1999), magna cum laude, Graduated with Honors, Emphasis in Environmental Engineering
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