Dean Adams

Dr. R Dean Adams has over 20 years experience in patent prosecution, entrepreneurship, management, and engineering. Dean is licensed to practice before the USPTO and has previously driven patent development for one of IBM’s product lines, been Director of IP Strategy for a thousand-person Silicon Valley company, and led a technology startup through successful acquisition. This experience is now used to aid clients in growing their patent portfolios. His strengths in both technology and entrepreneurship are especially appreciated by small companies and startups. In addition to his patent prosecution practice, Dean supports litigation efforts through expert patent analysis and performs patent due diligence on mergers & acquisitions. Dean has authored or co-authored two books and over 20 papers. He is the inventor of over 30 issued patents from his years in development and management. His PhD is from Dartmouth in the area of electrical and computer engineering.

R. Dean Adams, PhD

Licensed Patent Practitioner
Member: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member: Boston Patent Law Association
Member: National Association of Patent Practitioners.


Papers, Tutorials, & Conference Presentations (Over 40)


Patents (Over 30 Patents Issued)

Timothy Dell

Timothy Dell is an experienced patent practitioner with a track record of over 25 years in technology development and is inventor of 89 U.S. patents generated while working in the electronics industry. He is licensed to practice before the USPTO and was a Master Inventor at IBM, which included supporting patent prosecution, patent evaluation, patent mining, and managing one of IBM’s patent portfolios for product development. Tim supports clients through his deep understanding of technology and a desire to help obtain high-quality patents. Tim has authored numerous technical articles and conference presentations. He received BEEE and MEEE degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners.



Patents (89 Patents Issued)

Dave Appenzeller

Dave Appenzeller has 20 years of experience in engineering, executive management, and patent prosecution. Leading a 200+ person international team, Dave was responsible for the development, production, and enablement of numerous IBM high performance, high volume microprocessors. His clients included Apple, Nintendo, IBM servers and other high end embedded customers. Small companies and startups appreciate the scope of Dave’s skills, spanning ISA development, design, verification, test, cost reduction, and manufacturing. Dave is member of the patent bar, the National Association of Patent Practitioners, and the Boston Intellectual Property Law Association.


Patents & Publications