Thomas J. Clare focuses his practice on patent prosecution, intellectual property (IP) strategy, IP portfolio management and IP litigation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Tom spent 10 years as an electrical engineer – five years in corporate management and five years as technical advisor to a law firm.
Drawing on both his inside corporate and outside legal perspectives gained from a decade overseeing IP portfolios, today he approaches his work with a deep commitment to maximizing the strategic impacts and financial returns of client investments in patent legal services.
Whether the issue is enforcing rights, raising licensing revenue or acquiring technology, Tom believes that it is critical for IP counsel to understand not just the client, but also the competitors, suppliers, technological trends and dynamics of the market in which the client operates.
- Collaborates with inventors to develop disclosures, author domestic and foreign patent applications, and respond to patent office actions.
- Established the intellectual property management group, policies and practices for a multinational electronics firm.
- Rationalized a portfolio of 5,000 patents and trademarks in 80 nations, resulting in a recurring annual savings of $2 million.
- Has supported multiple litigations. Led the electronic discovery for two IP litigations. Authored successful motions to quash subpoena and adopt to favorable standards. Worked with attorneys and expert witnesses to create Markman hearing presentations.
Memberships : Intellectual Property Owners Association, Corporate IP Management Committee: IP Metrics Subcommittee
- J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2011
- M.B.A., Yale University, 2003
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 72,458
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