My practice focuses on transactions and disputes in the patent, copyright, trademark entertainment & commercial law in Federal Courts across the country where I have handled case in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, Texas, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Delaware, Colorado, New Jersey, California and Rhode Island, as well as the Court of Claims, the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. For more information on cases I have handled please visit my website profile at www.dbllawyers.com.
In addition to numerous seminars and serving as faculty for Virginia CLE on trademark, patent and copyright, I am the author for the last two editions of the Virginia Lawyers Deskbook, Chapter 8, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets (Virginia CLE). I have served as President of the Loudoun County Bar Association and have been selected as a Top Northern Virginia Lawyer (Northern Virginia Magazine), a Virginia and Washington DC SuperLawyer, Virginia Legal Elite and was named as one of the most Powerful Lawyers in Entertainment by the Hollywood Reporter (2010).
Tom has served as a Special Prosecutor and has a background in banking and finance from time spent in commercial banking at JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of New York.
I attended law school at Washington & Lee University where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity (Vice Magistrar), and where he continued to play rugby. Tom worked for a Northern Virginia firm, where he eventually became a partner. In 2001 Dan Grubb and Tom formed Dunlap & Grubb. Tom is presently enrolled at the University of Maryland where he will receive a dual degree MS Biotechnology/ MBA.
I was a Captain in the Army and a graduate of Army OCS having served as Recon Scout Platoon Leader, an aide de camp to a Commanding General and a company commander.
I am an avid sailor and owns a Cirrus SR-22 high performance airplane and hold a private instrument pilot rating with the complex & high performance endorsements. I serve as a commissioner for the Leesburg Airport (KJYO) and enjoy diving (rescue diver & Nitrox certified), and hold a US Army Humvee and M1 Tank drivers licenses, and am a former National Silver Medallist in full contact Burmese kickboxing, called Bando (2002). As founder and co-patent holder on nano-particle technology, I also serve as the chiarman of the board of directors of Ceres Nanosciences, LLLP, a biotechnology company based in Manassas, Virginia. (www.ceresnano.com)
I grew up in Middleburg and Great Falls, Virginia, attending high school at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland, where he learned to speak French fluently. He graduated from Lafayette College where he was a member of the varsity fencing team and rugby team. Following college Tom spent time in New York, New York working in both retail and commercial banking for Chase Manhattan, (now JP Morgan Chase) and the Bank of New York.
Languages spoken: French
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Tom is a sharp, assertive litigator who can be depended upon to pursue the client's goals diligently, accurately and efficiently. He has the ability to get right to the relevant issues on a wide range of subject areas. It is always a pleasure to work with Tom on patent cases and I would highly recommend him to represent you or your company on any complex and/or challenging civil litigation matters
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Mr. Dunlap is an outstanding attorney whom I had the privilege of working with years ago. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced particularly in intellectual property law. I completely agree that he is truly a rare find.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1999||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Who's Who In American Law||2011|
|SuperLawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Top 100 Power Lawyers in Entertainment||Hollywood Reporter||2010|
|SuperLawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|SuperLawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Managing Partner||Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, PLLC||2002 - Present|
|CEO||Ceres Nanosciences, Inc.||2007 - 2011|
|Special Prosecutor||Loudoun County||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Leesburg Executive Airport||Commissioner||2008 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Membership Committee||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Loudoun Community Free Clinic||Vice Chair/ Board Member||2005 - Present|
|Airline Owners & Pilots Association||Panel Attorney||2004 - Present|
|American MENSA||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Loudon County Bar Association||President||2004 - 2005|
|Loudoun County Bar Association, Board||Board Member||2003 - 2006|
|Buffalo Wings, Factory, Inc. v. Charbroil Grill of Wordlgate, Inc.||Obtained judgment & $81,000 in sanctions and fees|
|Swimways Corp. v. Zuru, Inc., No. 2:13CV334, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98092 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)||Judge Davis of the Norfolk Division of the EDVA found, as a matter of law, that a patent was either anticipated or rendered obvious by the prior art. Summary judgement for the Defendant (our client) Zuru, LLC invalidating the patent.|
|United States ex rel Carter v. Halliburton Co||The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a qui tam action that the district court held was barred by the statute of limitations and the first-to-file bar under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).|
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|Electronic Signature In Law: Second Edition||Chapter 8: E-Sign & UETA - Electronic Signatures in the United States||2007|
|University of Maryland||N/A||MBA||2012|
|University of Maryland||Biotechnology||MS - Master of Science||2010|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Lafayette College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium||Copyright Litigation in Film & Television Piracy||2011|
|How-To: Intellectual Property||How-To: Intellectual Property||2011|
|Washington & Lee||Intellectual Property Basics||2010|
|Loudoun SBDC Business Conference||Intellectual Property for Small Business||2010|
|VA CLE - Speaking Objections||Speaking Objections||2009|
|International Conference on Electronic Evidence||Electronic Evidence in US Federal Courts||2008|
|National Notary Conference Los Angeles||Electronic Signatures and Federal Law Esign and UETA||2007|