As Chief Executive Officer at Quartz IP, Adam Kenney is focused on helping IP legal practices amplify their unique value with expert guidance and tailored technology solutions that help them adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing market.
Adam is a 35-year global Intellectual Property industry veteran and a driving force behind market-leading IP workflow products and services.
Adam advises IP practices on complex issues including IP risk mitigation, practice group mergers, change management, organizational culture, and aligning internal processes with business goals. Adam spends much of his time consulting with clients and partners to ensure Quartz IP’s products continue to evolve and support the future needs of IP professionals.
His career began in IP boutiques as a Patent Searcher and an International Prosecution Specialist. In 1996, Adam founded Mind’s Eye Development, a consulting group that served some of the nation's top IP firms through operations consulting, technology integration and custom software development.
Adam sold his company to Thomson Scientific in 2006 and held a progression of leadership roles at Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics. Adam led Product Management for the IP Asset Management group, where his team transformed Thomson IP Manager into a globally recognized leader in IP workflow management. He then led Product & Services Strategy for the Innovation & Asset Management business, driving business strategy, commercial models and Disruptive Innovation for the world’s premier patent research platform. As the Head of Strategic Business Development for Derwent, Adam helped build the foundations for a new generation of IP research and analytics solutions with several high-profile partnerships and acquisitions.
Adam holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He has served as a technical expert in software-related patent litigation and has published multiple articles in IP related publications.