Tom assists clients in patent procurement, portfolio development, and assessing a client’s business needs at every stage of the patent process. Tom has spent a majority of his career representing and writing, prosecuting, and obtaining hundreds of issued patents for Fortune 100 companies.
Tom specializes in providing patent preparation and prosecution services for companies looking to enhance the quality of and make their patents more valuable and threatening to competitors. For example, this can be done by providing vibrant and detailed drawings that tell the inventor’s story and crafting varying-scoped independent claims to enhance the patent’s breadth.
Tom provides personalized services to clients by fundamentally understanding the client’s products, their competitors’ products, and the company’s future direction. Such an understanding takes time to acquire but should occasionally be done on the outside counsel’s own time. Furthermore, Tom occasionally works on landscape searches and whitespace projects for clients that are looking to stay ahead of the curve and prevent the “leading from behind” conundrum. Tom teams up with searching companies and collaborates with the in-house team to come up with a searching strategy that can be leveraged short- and long-term.
Tom occasionally leverages the increased availability of data and metrics on patent examiners to help determine the best possible strategy to expeditiously advance prosecution.
In addition to patent procurement services, Tom performs freedom-to-operate and due diligence searches as well as provides non-infringement and invalidity opinions.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., cum laude
St. Josephs’ College, NY, B.S., Computer Information Systems
State of New Jersey
USPTO, Reg. No. 73,779