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Adam C. Stone

Focus: Patent Prosecution | Intellectual Property | Due Diligence | Patent Portfolio Assessment | Strategic Counseling

Mr. Stone is a patent attorney with Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma whose practice is focused on patent prosecution for complex computer-related inventions, with a particular emphasis on United States and overseas patent application preparation and prosecution for computer software inventions.

Mr. Stone has prepared and prosecuted patent applications at all stages, from invention harvesting to post-grant defense. He has conducted “blue sky” invention harvesting sessions with inventors to identify patentable inventions, led inventor disclosure meetings, prepared patent applications, responded to substantive office actions, drafted claims targeting client competitors, and argued in support of patentability of patent claims both on appeal and in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board.

Example Representations

  • A large-scale cloud content management and collaboration company.
  • A cloud-based video creation service.
  • A software company that specializes in “big data” analytics.
  • A multinational computer technology corporation offering a fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services.
  • A software company providing enterprise-class Java and JavaScript frameworks for delivering data-rich applications for desktops, smartphones, and tablet computers.

Before entering law school, Mr. Stone worked as a software engineer with various startup high-technology companies in the Silicon Valley including Loudcloud/Opsware, one of the first to offer software-as-a-service computing with infrastructure as a service model.

When time permits, Mr. Stone enjoys swimming and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Professional Background

  • 2007 - present – Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP
  • 1996 - 2004 – Software Engineer—Various Silicon Valley High Technology Companies


  • 2007, J.D. with distinction – University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA
  • 1995, B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics – University of California, Santa Barbara CA

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • California State Bar Intellectual Property Section

Bar Admissions

  • California – 2007
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office – 2008

Publications and Presentations