Adam S. Hoffman

Los Angeles Office



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  • Duke University Law School (JD, 2001, magna cum laude)
  • Cornell University (MA, 1996)
  • University of California, Berkeley (BA, 1992, magna cum laude)

Adam Hoffman is a partner at Russ August & Kabat, where he practices in the intellectual property and litigation departments.

While at Russ August & Kabat, Mr. Hoffman has represented plaintiffs in patent litigation resulting in tens of millions of dollars in awards and settlements against a wide range of high-tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, HP, Dell, Sony, Samsung and LG, among others. Mr. Hoffman was part of a RAK team that obtained a $20 million award and then successfully defended that award in appeals to the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court in Clear with Computers LLC v. Hyundai Motor America Inc., and a RAK trial team that obtained a $2.3 million jury verdict in TQP Development, LLC v. Mr. Hoffman has also represented defendants in patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secrets cases.

Prior to joining Russ August & Kabat, Mr. Hoffman was an associate at Irell & Manella LLP, where he was a member of the litigation and IP litigation work groups. While at Irell & Manella, Mr. Hoffman litigated patent infringement and licensing disputes for high-tech companies, including the award of over $400 million in infringement and contempt damages in TiVo v. EchoStar Communications Corp., No. 2-04-cv-01 DF (E.D. Tex.), as well as copyright and licensing disputes for entertainment companies.

Mr. Hoffman graduated magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where he was articles editor of theDuke Law Journal. Following graduation, Mr. Hoffman served as a law clerk for the Honorable Margaret Morrow, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Mr. Hoffman was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2013-2016, and as a a Southern California Rising Star in 2012, by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine.