Adam Greenfield is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation and Supreme Court & Appellate Practices of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Greenfield provides strategic patent counseling and represents clients in patent matters before district courts across the country, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. These matters most frequently involve electrical and computer technology, and they are often complicated further by antitrust, false advertising, trade secret, or other issues. Mr. Greenfield’s client representations also frequently involve standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) licensing.
The following are some of the clients that Mr. Greenfield has represented, illustrating the range of industries with which he has experience:
- Capital One and HSBC
- Ford, Honda, Isuzu, and Jaguar Land Rover
- Arista Networks and Talari Networks
- Freddie Mac
- A leading consumer electronics corporation relating to smartphone and tablet technology
Mr. Greenfield is recognized as a recommended lawyer for intellectual property litigation by The Legal 500 US (2018) and as a Rising Star in Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers (2014-2017). He is also a recent member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Fellows program, which “promotes a higher level of international IP practice among the next generation of leaders in the global legal community.” In addition to Mr. Greenfield's individual recognitions, his work has contributed to the practice being repeatedly named D.C. IP Litigation Department of the Year by The National Law Journal (2015, 2017, 2018).
Mr. Greenfield is a frequent speaker and writer on patent issues. He also served on the firm’s Training & Career Enhancement (TACE) committee and actively contributes to Latham’s knowledge management initiative, which leverages the firm’s collective knowledge and resources to obtain positive, efficient results for clients.
Before joining Latham, Mr. Greenfield clerked for Judge Kimberly A. Moore at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also served as managing editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and received a degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. Greenfield’s representative matters include the following:
- In the Matter of Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same II (ITC): Representing Honda in multi-patent case refiled by Intellectual Ventures after the ALJ terminated the original investigation for lack of standing. Trial resulted in initial determination and Commission decision of no violation.
- Pacific Coast Bldg. Prods., Inc. v. CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc., et al. (Fed. Cir.; N.D. Cal.; W.D. Ark.): Representing CertainTeed in patent cases relating to gypsum and viscoelastic glue products. Invalidated one patent based on indefiniteness and obtained covenant-not-to-sue and stipulated dismissal with prejudice for second patent. Pacific Coast has appealed, forming basis for stay of related two-patent case.
- Intellectual Ventures I LLC, et al. v. Capital One Financial Corp., et al. (Fed. Cir.; D. Md.): Represented Capital One in multi-patent and antitrust case relating to data security and electronic banking. Obtained early dismissal of one patent and summary judgment that remaining four patents are invalid, which was affirmed on appeal.
- Vehicle Interface Technologies, LLC v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Fed. Cir.): Represented Jaguar Land Rover in patent appeal relating to vehicle dashboard technology. Summary judgment of invalidity based on anticipation affirmed.
- In the Matter of Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (USITC): Represented NVIDIA in multi-patent case relating to graphics processing technology. Settled.
- Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corp. v. Mevotech L.P. (E.D. Mich.; USITC): Represented Mevotech in patent and false advertising cases relating to automotive aftermarket parts. Settled.
- Graff/Ross Holdings, LLP v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Fed. Cir.; D.D.C.): Represented Freddie Mac in one defensive and two declaratory judgment patent cases relating to electronic bond auctions. Summary judgment invalidating all 616 asserted patent claims affirmed.
- Intellectual Ventures I LLC, et al. v. HSBC USA Inc., et al. (S.D.N.Y.): Represented HSBC in multi-patent case relating to financial services. All claims voluntarily dismissed with prejudice.
- SSL Services, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc., et al. (Fed. Cir.): Represented SSL in patent appeal relating to VPN technology. Judgment of willful infringement and no invalidity affirmed.
- Technology Patents LLC v. T-Mobile (UK) Ltd., et al. (Fed. Cir.): Represented KPN, Base and E-Plus Mobilfunk in appeal of successful dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction. Affirmed.