Adams, Darryl

Darryl J.


Darryl Adams brings over twenty-five years of intellectual property litigation experience to the firm. He represents clients in a variety of matters and industries, but focuses on electronic and computer patent litigation. In addition to his litigation experience, Darryl has a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, a decade of engineering experience, and clerked for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

As a seasoned litigator, Darryl has litigated cases in district courts throughout the country, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Darryl excels in developing direct and understandable strategies to address complex issues. He has achieved an impeccable record of success in appeals by developing winning legal strategies based on his ability to narrow issues and present focused legal arguments.

Darryl is one of the most experienced patent litigators in the Waco division of the Western District of Texas serving as lead and local counsel in numerous cases.  Darryl has successfully defended multiple companies in Waco trials and knows how to craft a winning strategy.   He also serves as a Technical Advisor in complex technical cases in which he advises the Court on technical issues related to claim construction and dispositive motions.  Darryl is very familiar with the Court’s practices and procedures.

When asked to identify his favorite part of practicing law, Darryl answers without hesitation: combining his legal expertise and technical acumen to develop winning legal strategies. Darryl takes a hands-on approach to handling every case. Darryl enjoys analyzing patents, accused products and prior art to develop the level of understanding required to develop the winning strategy.

Not every aspect of Darryl’s practice involves intellectual property, however. Darryl volunteers his time to represent veterans in matters before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Darryl has successfully represented veterans seeking much deserved and long overdue benefits from the Veteran’s Administration, and prompted the revision of Veteran Administration policies to provide veteran’s with enhanced protections.

Darryl is active in local legal associations including Past President of the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Lee Yeakel Inn of Court. He is also a frequent speaker at intellectual property conferences on legal issues including annual updates on Federal Circuit decisions and inequitable conduct.


  • SuperLawyer 2012-2018 (Thomson Reuters)
  • Best Lawyers in America 2012-2017 (BL Rankings)


  • J.D., The George Washington School of Law 1996 - Highest Honors, Order of the Coif, Member, The George Washington Law Review
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, San Diego State University 1991 - Tau Beta Pi Honorary Engineering Fraternity
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Colorado 1984


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas


  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office Practice
  • Strategic IP Counseling & Portfolio Management
  • Licensing, Monetization & Technology Transactions
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights