As both a litigator and a registered patent attorney, Thomas Foley represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain patent protection and assists clients in disputes over intellectual property, including patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation in federal district court and at the Patent Office.
Tom works with clients to obtain patent protection, for a range of technologies including analytical instruments, medical devices, and chemical compounds. Tom also coordinates international patent prosecution for clients.
Tom’s experience also includes inter partes review and reexamination proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the Patent Office, where he has represented companies challenging competitors’ pharmaceutical and medical device patents.
At the federal district court, Tom has represented clients in matters involving pharmaceuticals, computer software, and consumer products. Representative experience includes:
- Winning dismissal of copyright infringement claims brought against our client, a manufacturing company, over its advertising materials. (District of Massachusetts)
- Representing a consumer products company in suits to enforce its patent rights against knock-off sellers. (District of Massachusetts)
During law school, Tom interned at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He was an officer of his school’s moot court program and president of its Environmental and Energy Law Society.
Prior to attending law school, Tom worked in the system planning department of a regional electric energy transmission organization. As an undergraduate chemistry student, he performed laboratory research involving synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles and spectroscopic characterization of nanoparticle/chromophore systems and taught in his university’s general chemistry laboratory program.