is an associate at Sunstein, where he focuses his practice in patent
preparation and prosecution matters, product clearance, portfolio development
and evaluation, and licensing. Tom also has experience in litigation discovery,
transaction due diligence, and commercial matters including sales terms and
conditions, indemnities, warranties and non-disclosure agreements.
joining Sunstein, Tom was a member of the legal department at a multi-billion
dollar semiconductor company where he counseled senior management and technical
staff on a variety of patent, copyright, mask work, trademark and trade secret
matters. Tom was also responsible for a variety of commercial matters, such as
the negotiation and drafting of license agreements, sales terms and conditions,
custom product development agreements, and non-disclosure agreements, and was
heavily involved in due diligence and licensing related to a number of
divestitures. In that position, Tom also traveled extensively to meet with
engineers to elicit invention disclosures, and to educate the worldwide sales
force on the company ethics policy.
law school, Tom worked as an engineer at a defense contractor where he focused
on missile guidance radar design, and also developed test station hardware and
developed the curriculum for and teaches in the Graduate Certificate in
Intellectual Property program at Northeastern University's School of
Professional and Continuing Studies.
Professional and Community
Tom is a
volunteer mediator in the Sheldon W. Rothstein Mediation and Conciliation
Program in the Dedham District Court.
presented at seminars at the Boston Bar Association.
Bar and Court Admissions
registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
admitted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Rhode Island, and the
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
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