A veteran intellectual property lawyer, Tom concentrates his practice on the strategic development and management of IP portfolios with special emphasis on providing business-focused legal advice. Tom assists clients in evaluating IP coverage, protecting core IP assets, handling Hatch-Waxman cases, domestic and international patent prosecution, and preparing infringement, non-infringement, freedom to operate, and validity opinions. Tom's clients include major pharmaceutical, health science and medical device companies, educational institutions, and retail businesses, as well as small start-up companies. His diverse clientele has included: Biomet, Inc., IU Health, Eli Lilly and Company, Great Lakes Chemical Company, Indiana University, Purdue University, Resort Condominiums International, Inc., Roche Diagnostics, Inc., and Steak & Shake, Inc. He has also acquired extensive trademark experience while managing trademark portfolios comprising thousands of marks worldwide.
Tom is active in the legal field and in the community. He has been President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and has served on the boards of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Foundations. Tom is a past President of the Board of Alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and is a recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1975||04/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Barrister Award||The Indiana Lawyer||2020|
|Indianapolis, Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year||The Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Indianapolis, Patent Law Lawyer of the Year||The Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Indianapolis, Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year||The Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Indianapolis, Patent Law Lawyer of he Year||The Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Distinguished Alumni Award||Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law||2002|
|Super Lawyer||Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell®||N/A|
|Best Lawyers in the fields of Patent Law||The Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Indianapolis Bar Foundation||N/A||N/A|
|Indianapolis Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Indiana State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Indiana State Bar Foundation||N/A||N/A|
|Indiana Chamber of Commerce||Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets in the Business Setting, A Reference Guide for the Indiana Employer||2005|
|Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Purdue University||B.S. Chemical Engineering, cum laude||1972|
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