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. Later, as an in-house counsel for the Department of the Navy, Tom developed an efficient Application Drafting Model that provides a high volume, of high quality applications at a relatively low cost. After refining the Model for over 10 years, it is now implemented at Wenderoth.