Tom handles all phases of intellectual property protection, with a focus on litigation. He has litigated utility patents, design patents, trade secrets, trademarks and trade dress, unfair competition claims, and defamation claims both on the plaintiff side and on the defendant side in federal courts and in front of the International Trade Commission. Tom has successfully obtained summary judgment of patent validity and infringement, injunctive relief, and numerous favorable settlements.Tom also writes and prosecutes patents, works on reexamination and reissue proceedings, prepares non-infringement and freedom to operate opinions, prosecutes trademark applications, and performs trademark clearances. Tom has experience in a variety of industries, including medical devices, lighting devices, specialty materials and processes for forming the same, food processing systems and methods, analytical instrumentation, consumer and recreational products, electrochemical cells, building materials, and automotive components. Some representative matters include:
Education and Prior Experience
Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements
News & Events
July 13, 2012
"Absolute Novelty Worldwide - Not Always So Absolute," Thomas McNulty and Sandra Szela Congdon of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Suffolk Law School's IP Issues on LegalTalkNetwork.
April 26, 2012
"The "Murky Morass" - Patentable Subject Matter Around the World," Thomas McNulty and Greg Gerstenzang of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Suffolk Law School's IP Issues on LegalTalkNetwork.
February 22, 2012
"Bridging the Gap in Copyright Protection of Symbols, Shapes and Letters," Thomas McNulty and Julia Mathis of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Suffolk Law School's IP Issues on LegalTalkNetwork.
February 9, 2012
"Cost of patent reexamination may skyrocket," Thomas P. McNulty, Mass High Tech.
November 9, 2011
Tom P. McNulty presented on "Make Sure You Get What You Bargain for When Licensing a Patent," at the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association annual meeting, Rochester, NY.
October 12, 2011
"Protecting Software Innovations in the Shifting IP Landscape," Thomas P. McNulty and Thomas J. McGinnis of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Suffolk Law School's IP Issues on LegalTalkNetwork.
October 10, 2011
The National Law Journal
July 28, 2011
"Landmark Patent Decisions from The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit," Craig R. Smith and Thomas P. McNulty of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Suffolk Law School's IP Issues on LegalTalkNetwork.
May 26, 2011
"When are "Exclusive Rights" Under a Patent License Enforceable by the Licensee?" Peter C. Lando and Thomas P. McNulty, L&A Associate, IP Issues with Lando & Anastasi and Suffolk University Law School on iTunes.
April 15, 2011
Thomas P. McNulty lectured on patent reexamination, reissue, and interference pratice in a Intellectual Property Management class at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (fomerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), Concord, NH.
January 8, 2010
"CAFC Upholds Fairness for Applicants in Wyeth Decision," Gary Engelson, Sarah Gates, Allyson Hatton, and Thomas McNulty, L&A IP Law Advisory.
June 19, 2008
"Swimming Downstream: How to Retain Control Over Patented Technology Beyond the Initial Licensee," Thomas P. McNulty and Robert J. Silverman, LL&A IP Law Advisory.