Adam Allgood is Of Counsel with Cherian LLP in Washington, D.C. With over a decade of top-firm IP litigation experience (patent, copyright, trade secret) in a variety of forums, he has tried patent cases to verdict, cross-examined technical expert witnesses, argued numerous Markman hearings, deposed and defended witnesses and experts in Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), drafted inter partes review (IPR) petitions, and argued final hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Prior to joining Cherian LLP, Mr. Allgood worked for large, international law firms, where he counseled clients on a broad range of intellectual property and litigation matters. He has represented clients in numerous sectors, including the cloud computing, wireless devices, oil and gas, networking, display devices, software, biotechnology, electrical products manufacturing, lens manufacturing, and retail industries. He has counseled foreign and domestic clients on intellectual property litigation issues arising in the U.S., E.U., Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and Brazil.
Mr. Allgood has also served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Texas Attorney General in Austin, Texas. As Assistant Attorney General, he defended law enforcement and medical agencies against First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims. Mr. Allgood has tried numerous federal cases to successful jury verdicts as lead counsel, written multiple favorable appellate briefs, and argued before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
As a former software engineer, Mr. Allgood is a prolific writer on technical matters and the law. He has published numerous articles, been cited by publications such as Law.com, and is a frequent speaker at conferences regarding such issues as legal ethics, technology use, and international litigation strategies. He received both his Juris Doctor and undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma. And he holds a Certificate in Mediating Disputes from the Harvard Law School Executive Education program.
Mr. Allgood is admitted to practice in Texas, California, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas; the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.