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Patent Counseling and Prosecution
Trademark Prosecution and Counseling
Tom brings a bottom-line focus to the practice of intellectual property law by fashioning legal solutions that fit each client’s needs and budget. These solutions include domestic and international patent applications, reexamination requests, trademark registrations, copyright registration plans, licensing agreements, trade secret protection plans, due diligence support, and opinions regarding infringement, validity, and freedom to operate. Tom crafts each solution to match the client’s present situation and future needs.
Tom’s current and former clients include large multinational corporations, locally owned mid-size companies, independent inventors and Nobel Prize winners. Tom understands a wide variety of technologies including medical devices, computing hardware, software, and consumer products.
Tom has extensive experience in law and technology. Prior to joining Finch & Maloney, Tom worked as an associate and senior associate for Lando & Anastasi in Cambridge, MA. Prior to law school, Tom worked in software development, systems analysis, and implementation for companies including Radiant Systems (acquired by NCR) and Ashland Petroleum. He has personally developed and managed the development of software written for a variety of computing platforms including web servers, cell phones, and specialized computing devices. Tom has experience implementing and integrating enterprise-level applications with existing architectures. He uses the insight gained from nearly a decade of business and technical experience in the software and petroleum industries to maximize his clients’ return on their intellectual property investments.
Tom’s academic achievements include a J.D., magna cum laude, from Franklin Pierce Law Center, an M.B.A. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Computer Science with High Distinction and Departmental Honors from the University of Kentucky. Tom is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.