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:
Peter C. Lando and Thomas P. McNulty’s article, “Provisional Patent Rights – An Underutilized Protection“, published in the July/August issue of Today’s General Counsel magazine
Thomas P. McNulty quoted in MA Lawyers Weekly
Ann Lamport Hammitte Recognized as a Top Trademark Practitioner
America Invents Act – A Look at its Substantive Effect Five Years Later
Protecting your Company through Trade Secret Law
Supreme Court Enhances Likelihood of Obtaining Enhanced Patent Damages
Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016
Practice Spotlight – Is The Scope of Jurisdiction Changing at the International Trade Commission?
Federal Circuit Review
November Federal Circuit Review
Questions to Ask When Threatened with Patent Litigation
“Community-of-interest privilege bars discovery of email exchange“, Thomas P. McNulty, August 31, 2015
Supreme Court Removes Good Faith Belief of Invalidity as a Defense to Induced Infringement
L&A Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2012
Absolute Novelty Worldwide – Not Always So Absolute
Patentable Subject Matter Around the World
Thomas 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.
Thomas P. McNulty lectured on patent reexamination, reissue, and interference practice in a IP Management class at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH.