Adam Zeiger focuses his practice on US and international patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science. He counsels clients of all sizes pertaining to technologies such as medical devices, novel polymers, filtration, and sensing diagnostics and detection.

Adam has extensive experience managing prosecution and opinion work, including freedom to operate analyses, due diligence, landscape studies and agreements. He works particularly closely with startups and academic institutions, but his experience extends to multi-national companies as well.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Adam completed his doctoral research at MIT, receiving his doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering in the Program for Polymer Science and Technology under the supervision of Professor Krystyn J. Van Vliet.

Adam’s doctoral research fell at the intersection of biology and materials engineering and the molecular-scale interfaces between tissues and materials. Adam used surface and polymer chemistry to develop novel tools for the study of mechanical and chemical signals implicated in the formation of new blood vessels and scar tissue. Additionally, his research included the discovery of self-assembly mitigation techniques for liquid crystal forming biological fibers.

  • Performs patent landscape projects including patent literature searches, patentability analysis, and freedom to operate studies. 
  • Participated in discussions with research scientists, professors, inventors and in-house counsel regarding invention disclosures and assisted in preparation of related patent applications. 
  • Supported and contributed to development of prosecution strategies and preparing responses to office actions.
  • GEN TEN Award for Outstanding Research
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
Adam holds a 2nd degree black belt in kenpo karate.
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Adam Zeiger focuses his practice on US and international patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science. He counsels clients of all sizes pertaining to technologies such as medical devices, novel polymers, filtration, and sensing diagnostics and detection.

Adam has extensive experience managing prosecution and opinion work, including freedom to operate analyses, due diligence, landscape studies and agreements. He works particularly closely with startups and academic institutions, but his experience extends to multi-national companies as well.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Adam completed his doctoral research at MIT, receiving his doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering in the Program for Polymer Science and Technology under the supervision of Professor Krystyn J. Van Vliet.

Adam’s doctoral research fell at the intersection of biology and materials engineering and the molecular-scale interfaces between tissues and materials. Adam used surface and polymer chemistry to develop novel tools for the study of mechanical and chemical signals implicated in the formation of new blood vessels and scar tissue. Additionally, his research included the discovery of self-assembly mitigation techniques for liquid crystal forming biological fibers.

  • Performs patent landscape projects including patent literature searches, patentability analysis, and freedom to operate studies. 
  • Participated in discussions with research scientists, professors, inventors and in-house counsel regarding invention disclosures and assisted in preparation of related patent applications. 
  • Supported and contributed to development of prosecution strategies and preparing responses to office actions.
  • GEN TEN Award for Outstanding Research
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow


Adam holds a 2nd degree black belt in kenpo karate.