Tom is known for his systematic approach to patent portfolio management, as well as patent development and prosecution. His particular focus is on utility and design patents for mechanical and electrical devices including turbines, compressors, electric motors, and heat exchangers.
Clients appreciate Tom’s direct approach to developing effective patent strategies. His U.S. experience includes:
- Execution of focused patent searches
- Provision of patentability and clearance opinions
- Drafting of patent applications
- Preparing licensing and other agreements
Tom also works closely with international patent counsel, enabling cost-effective and efficient prosecution of clients’ patent applications in China, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
Additionally, Tom’s practice includes counseling clients with respect to the enforcement of their patents and the avoidance of their competitor’s patents. In this regard, he has prepared opinion letters arguing non-infringement and invalidity of competitors’ patents.
Tom also provides drafting and pre-development analysis services for intellectual property agreements in areas such as licensing, confidentiality, non-disclosure and joint development.
Prior to joining the firm, Tom worked for 12 years in the power generation industry including several years as the manager of the service engineering group of a large original equipment manufacturer.