His achievements include securing victories for his clients in matters before the International Trade Commission, multi-million dollar settlements, a rare temporary restraining order in a patent infringement case, and positive outcomes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Tom has significant trial experience and has appeared in well over one hundred cases in more than twenty different states. Tom has represented hundreds of clients, ranging in size from start-up companies to global enterprises. He has served clients in diverse fields such as automotive technology, wireless communication, lasers, robotics and medical devices. More recently, Tom has represented clients in IPR proceedings. Tom’s representation has regularly involved providing strategic advice related to directing innovation and maximizing shareholder value.
Tom is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1992) and University of Michigan College of Engineering (B.S.M.E., 1989).
University of Michigan Law School J.D., cum laude (1992)
University of Michigan College of Engineering B.S.M.E (1989)
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Organizations & Affiliations
American Bar Association
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
"Ex Parte Patent Appeals to Advance Prosecution" (B2 IP Webinar, March 15, 2018)
"Settlement Strategies With Featured Presenter Judge Randall Rader (Ret.)" (B2 IP Webinar, February 15, 2018)
"Ex Parte Appeal to Advance Prosecution" (B2 IP Webinar, March 15, 2018)
"2016 U.S. Supreme Court Cases in IP and Key Takeaways" (Shenzhen IP Litigation Seminar, June 12, 2017)
"Addressing Willful Patent Infringement Post-Halo" (B2 IP Webinar, November 10, 2016)
"TC Heartland and Patent Venue - Litigating in the District of Delaware" (B2 IP Webinar, August 17, 2017)