Tom’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, including the drafting, filing, and prosecuting of US, PCT, national stage, and international patent applications. His practice includes working with inventors, reviewing invention disclosure statements, and working with engineers and other technical staff on new product developments and design-around opportunities.
Tom has prepared and prosecuted patents related to mechanical and electrical technologies including three-dimensional printing systems, green energy systems, sports training devices, computer architecture systems, data networks, software, pumps, drilling equipment, razors, stationery products, lighters, and business methods. He also has significant experience working on patents in the medical arts including orthopedic devices, magnetic resonance imaging systems, ultrasound scanning systems, flexible stents, drug delivery devices, and novel cancer fighting systems.
Before joining NorthStar Law Group, Tom worked in the New York City office of Jones Day where his practice involved patent prosecution, patent litigation, post-grant patent practice, patent portfolio due diligence, and the preparation of noninfringement, invalidity, patentability, and freedom-to-operate opinions for utility and design patents.
While attending law school, Tom worked as a mechanical engineer for an engineering consulting firm in New York City where his work focused on the design of advanced plumbing and fire protection systems. Tom’s prior career as a design engineer is an asset in working with inventors and engineers in technical fields such as the mechanical, medical device, and electrical arts.
Tom is an avid sports fan, who enjoys attending various live sporting events throughout the country when he is not practicing patent law.