Thomas Presson

                                                          Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

                                                                New York State Bar  

                                                                Connecticut State Bar

                                                                D.C. Bar



        IP/MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

        Tom has 25+ years of experience as an IP/Patent Attorney, including working as former in-house patent counsel and as a partner at an IP  boutique in New York, NY representing Fortune 100 companies.

  • Patent Portfolio development and management
  • Patent preparation and prosecution before the United States Patent Office and worldwide
  • Inter Partes Review Proceedings
  • Counseling Clients
  • Trade Secret Policy
  • Patent Licensing
  • Freedom to Operate Opinion
  • Non-disclosure, technology transfer and joint-development agreements
  • Prioritized and accelerated examination applications
  • IP acquisitions and indemnification
  • Due diligence
  • Settlement Negotiations


        TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

        Background in electronics, with specific experience preparing and prosecuting patents in high technology, including:

  • Telecommunications, including wireless, circuit switched, optical and packet data networks
  • RF and wireless circuits and systems
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Consumer electronics
  • Computer Systems, including hardware and software
  • Network access and security
  • Distributed database systems
  • Optics


      EDUCATION:
         GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL LAW CENTER, Washington D.C,   LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, 1997
         QUINNIPIAC COLLEGE SCHOOL OF LAW, Hamden, Connecticut, J.D., 1994
         VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN, B.E., Electrical Engineering, 1989


     PUBLICATIONS:


     Faculty member, Practising Law Institute, “Fundamentals Of Patent Prosecution: A Boot Camp For Claim Drafting And Amendment Writing,” New York, NY (2006-2012)


     Author, “Knorr-Bremse And Questions About Production Of An Exculpatory Legal Opinion And The Adverse Inference,” IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 44, No. 3 (2004)

     Speaker, “First Inventor Defense To Infringement Under 35 USC §273,” Eighteenth Annual Joint NY, NJ, PA and CT Intellectual Property Law Associations Meeting, New York, NY (May 2002)

    Speaker, “Satisfying The Best Mode Requirement In Software Patent Applications,” Fourteenth Annual Joint NY, NJ, PA and CT Intellectual Property Law Associations Meeting, New York, NY (April 1998)


    Author, “Trademarks As Metatags: Infringement Or Fair Use?” AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Vol. 26 (Spring 1998)
 







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