Tom has practiced in the intellectual property field since 1991, and specializes in patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical and mechanical technologies.
Tom's practice encompasses a wide range of technologies including:
- Optical systems
- Displays and display drivers
- Wireless communication systems and networks
- Semiconductors (manufacturing and devices)
Prior to his legal career, Tom was a patent searcher followed by patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, examining patents in the field of optics, including optical modulators and print heads. After his time as an Examiner, Tom served as an in-house counsel for the Department of the Navy, where he gained extensive experience drafting applications. Tom furthered his experience in drafting and prosecution in private practice prior to joining Wenderoth.