Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Adam Powell


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Hastings College of Law
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Adam B. Powell is an associate in the firm’s San Diego office.  He practices intellectual property law, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.  He has experience in a wide variety of technologies including medical devices, chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

During law school, Mr. Powell served on the Hastings Law Journal, competed on the Hastings Moot Court Team, served as the research fellow for the Law and Bioscience Project, and was a mediator for the Civil Justice Clinic.  Mr. Powell also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.  During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Powell worked in an organic chemistry laboratory synthesizing natural products.

Mr. Powell joined the firm in 2010.


  • University of California - Hastings College of Law (J.D. 2010), magna cum laude, Thurston Society, Hastings Law Journal, Hasting Moot Court Team, Law and Bioscience Project Research Fellow
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (B.S. Chemical Engineering 2007)
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