Dr. Adam Cole is an Senior Associate in the San Francisco – SOMA office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Adam’s practice focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling in a variety of technical areas, including genomics, nucleic acid sequencing, molecular diagnostics, materials science, engineering, and other life science and biotechnological arts. He prosecutes patents both in the United States and internationally and conducts patent diligence, including the evaluation of patent portfolios and engaging in freedom-to-operate analyses.
Adam started with Wilson Sonsini in 2012 with no IP experience, rose to senior patent agent, and transitioned to associate in 2019 after participating in the firm’s law-school work-study program for patent agents. Prior to joining the firm, Adam was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, where he studied novel nanomaterials as contrast agents in the early detection of cancer through the use of multi-modality molecular imaging. Adam’s doctoral work at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy focused on improving the delivery of magnetically targeted, therapeutic iron oxide nanoparticles to brain tumors.
Adam teaches Patent Prosecution and the IP Practicum at UC Berkeley School of Law and is a member of the UC Berkeley Bakar Labs’ Advisory Group.
J.D., UC Berkeley (2019)
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2011)
M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007)
B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2004)