Adam S. Zeiger

Adam S. Zeiger, PhD

Counsel | Chemical & Materials Technologies
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  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • JD, Suffolk University Law School

Key Technologies

  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Wearables
  • Chemical Sensing 
  • Analyte Detection
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Novel Polymers
  • Filtration
  • Microfluidics

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts


  • Boston


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 start-ups 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. He 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.


  • Advised early start-ups through mature patent portfolio development and successful patent grant.
  • Secured valuable and broad intellectual property protection for foundational technology in the drug delivery space for our client.
  • Managed a complex portfolio of closely-related patent families in the drug delivery and medical device spaces on behalf of a leading research university, including multiple patent families and two different licensees.
  • 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.
  • Success in developing  thoughtful prosecution strategies in complex portfolios, as well as drafting corresponding patent applications, prosecution through the USPTO, to successful grant.


  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association


  • GEN TEN Award for Outstanding Research
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow


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