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Adam Sanderson is a patent and trial attorney who represents companies, inventors, and entrepreneurs in complex, commercial lawsuits, especially cases involving software.
Adam is one of the few commercial trial attorneys in Dallas having a background in computer science and licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Before practicing as an attorney, Adam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer where he designed system architectures, developed source code, and managed enterprise databases. As a trial attorney, Adam’s background in computer science has given him and his clients an advantage in and out of the courtroom.
In 2016, Adam successfully defended Unidine Corporation, one of the nation’s leading dining services companies, in a commercial dispute brought against Unidine by one of its corporate business clients. Unidine asserted a counterclaim for breach of contract. After an three day evidentiary hearing, the JAMS arbitrator denied all claims against Unidine and awarded Unidine money damages, past due interest (calculated at 18% annually), and attorneys’ fees on the counterclaim.
In 2015, Adam and his partner Joel Reese successfully helped their clients win a jury trial and judgment for $5.4 million, amounting to one of the largest securities verdicts in the State of Texas for 2015.
In a recent business fraud case, with his partner Pete Marketos, Adam represented two entrepreneurs in a high-stakes litigation involving the licensing of patented technology. The question at trial was whether the defendant, E. F. Johnson Company, had deceived the clients into giving up their exclusive right to market and sell the technology. After a two-week trial, the jury found that E. F. Johnson Company had committed commercial fraud and breach of contract. Based on the verdict, the court entered judgment in favor of Adam’s clients for more than $5 million, plus 18% interest. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Dallas affirmed the judgment in 2016.
Adam currently represents one of the nation’s leading providers of law enforcement video surveillance systems in a patent lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of Texas.
Adam also represents a technology company in an ongoing lawsuit pending in the District of Kansas.
The following matters are representative of some of Adam’s other successful litigation experience:
Mr. Sanderson’s media interviews/commentaries include:
Adam is licensed to represent litigants before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, and every State Court in the State of Texas.
Adam's individual brand of advocacy has earned him the respect of his peers, having been recognized in Texas Monthly as a “Rising Star" in business litigation for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2006
University of Texas at Arlington
Southern Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 1995
Texas Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas