As a seasoned IP practitioner, Tom combines his deep technical electrical engineering expertise with his business acumen to provide thoughtful counsel to his diverse client base. He has the unique ability to develop strategies to successfully build, maintain and enforce patent portfolios that integrate the client’s intellectual property strategy with their business goals. Tom’s specific technical expertise includes analog and digital electronics, power electronics, computer software and hardware, electromagnetics and electronics assembly and manufacturing including network communications and data security.

As a founding partner of L&A, Tom is active in building the firm’s presence. He actively recruits at his alma mater Suffolk University, where he sits on the Law School’s Intellectual Property Advisory Board and the Law School Alumni Board of Directors. In addition, he is an Instructor in the Business Law and Ethics Department at the Sawyer Business School. Tom is also Vice Chair for the City Year Legal Community Annual Breakfast.

Over the past year, Tom has advised clients on the following:

  • Development of IP strategies and a patent portfolio for a consumer electronics company.
  • IP due diligence for a high technology European client acquiring a competitor in the U.S.
  • Continued development of a large patent portfolio for a major multinational client.

Before entering the field of law, Tom had a successful career as a Senior Electrical Design Engineer at Raytheon Company. As an engineer, he worked primarily in the areas of power electronics and electromagnetic compatibility and was instrumental in the development and upgrade of communications systems and missile defense systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition, Tom has experience developing and modifying software code for use in automated test systems.

Education and Prior Experience

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Southern New Hampshire University, M.B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, B.S., Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude

Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in various federal courts
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Vice Chair, City Year Legal Community Breakfast
  • Member, Boston Patent Law Association
  • Member, Suffolk University Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
  • Member, Suffolk Law School Intellectual Property Advisory Board
  • Member, Suffolk University Law School Alumni Board of Directors
  • Named Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in the field of Intellectual Property
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2021)
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2020 IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners for prosecution practice