Tom's name appears in three locations on U.S. Patents - as Examiner, Inventor, and Attorney. Experiencing the patenting process from these varied perspectives has proven valuable when helping inventors and entrepreneurs protect and utilize their ideas.
Each of these positions has offered a distinct view of the patenting process that has informed his practice. As an Examiner, the work product of hundreds of attorneys illustrated what makes for good (or bad) patent prosecution. As an inventor, the challenges of feasibility and competition were clarified. And as an attorney, every client provided unique insights when gaining understanding their ideas and translating them into a protectable form.
In addition to patent matters, Tom has also helped clients form businesses, hire employees, enact nondisclosure and privacy policies, draft and respond to cease and desist letters, and protect trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Tom has guest lectured about intellectual property law at Boston-area universities and taught Robotics in a summer STEM program for underrepresented students. In his spare time, Tom is passionate about coffee, dabbles in woodworking, and tries to keep a race on the calendar to train for.