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Thomas L. Carlon*


*Not admitted in Illinois


Thomas focuses his patent practice in the protection and commercialization of chemical technologies. He leverages experience in private practice along with a prior role as a U.S. Patent Examiner to help clients obtain strong patent protection.

As a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Thomas examined non-provisional U.S. and National Stage PCT applications related to technologies including compositions, coatings, batteries, solar cells, fertilizers, bone grafting cements, bioreactors, and cements that regulate heat transfer, among other innovations.

Previously, Thomas spent several years as a patent attorney at IBM. There he focused on drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications directed to artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, software, data security, and biometric technologies.

While pursuing his law degree at Syracuse University College of Law, Thomas completed internships with the USPTO and IBM, and worked as a law clerk for an international business law firm. He was a researcher and a consultant for the college’s Innovation Law Center and also served as Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association


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