Biography

Tom is a patent attorney and member of Preti Flaherty’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Boston office. His practice spans the fields of patent, trademark, and business law, including the evaluation, protection, and utilization of intellectual property in the mechanical and electrical fields, including areas such as:

  • Robotics
  • Extended/Virtual Reality
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronic Gaming
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Safety Devices
  • Machine Learning

With more than two decades of experience in the field of IP, he provides clients with sophisticated, informed counsel in drafting, reviewing, and prosecuting patents, and advises companies with complex matters related to formation, trademark protection, employment and vendor agreements, and privacy law.

Tom is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law Franklin Pierce Center for IP and Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While in law school, he served as an IP intern and patent practitioner at notable law firms in New Hampshire, and as an IP advisor for a venture capital firm in Massachusetts focused on startup technologies. Prior to law school, Tom worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; an engineering contractor in the Electronic Sensors and Systems Division of Northrop Grumman; and in manufacturing engineering and research and development at The Siemon Company. He joins Preti Flaherty after nine years of running his own IP law firm and prominent stints at two leading multi-state IP law firms in Boston.

Tom lives in Boston with his wife and two children.

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Roxbury Community College Summer STEM Program, Robotics Teacher, 2016
  • Watertown High School, FIRST Robotics Competition, Team Mentor, 2000
  • Baldwin School Invention Convention, Judge, 2000