Tom has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as non-US patent offices, in technologies such as semiconductor electronics, analog circuits, telecommunication systems and computer software applications. He has performed patent infringement and validity analysis, and developed patent enforcement and defense strategies for domestic and foreign corporations. Tom also has experience handling technology export control issues.
Previously, Tom worked as a registered patent attorney in Japan. He has extensive experience with patent and trademark prosecution for Japanese and international clients before the Japan Patent Office. In relation to his prosecution practice, he has counseled clients on all aspects of intellectual property law in Japan, including copyright and unfair competition matters. He has also assisted clients on Japanese and international patent and trademark litigation.
Tom has earned bachelor’s degrees in law, electrical engineering and chemistry.