Adam J. Thompson



Law School

Juris Doctor,  William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2013, Magna Cum Laude


Master of Business Administration, Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Finance and New Venture, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006

practice areas



  • Managing the Changes to the Oath or Declaration Requirements: The Effect of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Oath or Declaration Change on Corporations


Adam graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. During his studies, Adam specialized in microprocessor architecture and VLSI design.  

After graduating, Adam worked for three years as a firmware engineer at Progressive Gaming International Corporation developing embedded devices using C and C++ on microcontrollers and custom Linux based platforms. In 2009, Adam joined International Game Technology (IGT), where he led a team of engineers to develop object-oriented design software in a Windows embedded environment. In 2012, Adam transferred to IGT’s Intellectual Property and Licensing department, where he focused on monetization of patents, trademarks, and copyrights by identifying licensing opportunities, developing  claim charts, negotiating and drafting contracts, and managing audits for existing licensees.

While working, Adam attended the Lee Business School at University of Nevada, Las Vegas part time and obtained a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in both Finance and New Venture in 2009. Thereafter, Adam enrolled in law school part time at the William S. Boyd School of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013.


Adam is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.


Adam is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA). Within the ABA, Adam is a member of the ABA Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) Membership Board. Adam is also the Vice Chair Elect of the ABA-IPL Law Student Action Group.