Tom is Co-Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group, and is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. His professional experience includes the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications both domestically and internationally, covering a broad range of technical disciplines, including electric motor technology, industrial valve technology, sheet metal processing technology, vehicle drive systems, ballistic armor systems and business methods. Tom's extensive international trademark experience includes the prosecution of trademark applications in more than 150 countries. In addition, his experience includes trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in many foreign countries. Tom regularly negotiates and drafts license agreements, settlement agreements and other agreements relating to the domestic and international intellectual property rights of his clients. His practice includes routinely providing counseling and opinions relating to patentability, design and utility patent infringement, trademark registrability, trademark infringement and software licensing, as well as strategic counseling and management of the intellectual property portfolios of his clients.