Head of Intellectual Property Practice
Adam E Urbanczyk, Of Counsel, joined Ziliak Law in 2015 and is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on IP securitization, IP/IT transactions, commercial and IP enforcement, and computer tort investigations.
Adam has represented tech startups, film producers, software companies, national shipping lines, marketing firms, landlords, IT distributors, and consultants in defense, and pursuit, of civil commercial actions. Adam has produced favorable outcomes for plaintiffs and has obtained dismissals and removals for defendants based on artful pleading, lack of standing, and preemption in state and federal courts in Illinois. Adam has also represented individual clients in pre-suit discovery actions and subsequent lawsuits involving defamation and various invasions of privacy in the context of social media and website fora.
In his intellectual property practice, Adam has represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, and computer tampering. Adam has experience counseling clients regarding the protection, transaction, and enforcement of their patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property interests.
Adam has argued in the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Court of Appeals (Second District), Illinois circuit courts, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Before law school, Adam worked as a lethality and survivability systems engineer with General Dynamics Land Systems.
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John Marshall School of Law, JD
Carnegie Mellon University, BSME
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office