Adam A. Allgood focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. His start-to-finish litigation experience extends from prelitigation counseling through appeal, including case development, motion practice, mediations and arbitrations, jury and bench trials, and postgrant review proceedings before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He represents US domestic and foreign clients in numerous sectors including the oil and gas, electronic devices, software, biotechnology, and financial services industries on litigation issues spanning the globe.
Adam represents clients in one of the busiest patent litigation dockets in the United States, in the Eastern District of Texas. Also licensed in California, Adam is able to easily navigate between highly active patent litigation jurisdictions and advise clients accordingly. He counsels foreign and domestic clients on patent litigation issues arising in the United States, European Union, Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and Brazil.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Adam was an associate at another international law firm, working on diverse intellectual property and litigation matters. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General in Austin, Texas, defending law enforcement and medical agencies against First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment claims. Adam has tried federal cases to successful jury verdicts, written multiple appellate briefs, and argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
While in law school, Adam maintained full-time employment as a software engineer and consultant, focusing on document management and medical billing systems. Before law school, Adam worked for a software company that provided check and document imaging and processing technology to banks and other financial institutions.
Represent a major wireless manufacturer in multiple patent litigations involving cellular technologies in the Eastern District of Texas.
Represent a leading supplier of personal computing devices in patent litigation involving Wi-Fi, WiMax, 3G and 4G wireless technologies in the Eastern District of Texas.
Represent a leading supplier of display devices in patent litigation involving digital display technologies in the Eastern District of Texas.
Represent a major financial services client in a dispute concerning indemnity from a prior software patent litigation.
Represent large information management company in an arbitration concerning various computer software applications.
Represent major oil company in plaintiff's actions for declaratory judgment that the federal drilling moratorium constitutes force majeure under offshore drilling contracts.
Represent major oil company in plaintiff’s action to recover losses for mooring failures of offshore drilling rigs during Hurricane Ike.
Represent global electrical products manufacturer in lawsuit on contract dispute over tax sharing and separation agreement.
Represent manufacturer of theater projector systems in a patent litigation in the Central District of California.
Represent software client in patent dispute involving online ticketing technology in the Eastern District of Texas.
Lead appellate counsel at oral argument for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding qualified immunity of correctional officers.
Lead trial and appellate counsel for multiple constitutional lawsuits under 42 U.S.C.§1983.
Represent pro bono client in appeal to the Fifth Circuit regarding a post-departure bar to immigration appeals.
Represent pro bono client in child abduction case under the Hague Convention.
University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2007, J.D.
University of Oklahoma, 2000, B.B.A.
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property Litigation (2016)