Tom leverages his expertise in chemistry and biotechnology to assist clients in obtaining both U.S. patents and foreign patents. He is well-versed in the areas of analytical and organic chemistry, along with biosurfactants and proteomics.
Tom obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The University of North Texas, where his research focused on designing and developing a transdermal drug delivery system using nanotransfersomes. Additionally, he aided in procuring patents for a breathalyzer inlet for a portable mass spectrometer capable of detecting breath analytes associated with COVID-19. Tom is also an author of an original research article in Forensic Science International, where his research aids local law enforcement with synthetic route sourcing of illicit drug compounds using mass spectrometry.
Prior to joining Clark+Elbing, Tom worked as a patent agent at a Boston-based intellectual property law firm, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to biotechnology, medical devices, and health information technology.
- Dean’s Scholarship, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
- Mary D. Walsh Scholarship, University of North Texas
- Academic Achievement Scholarship, University of North Texas
- Member, Education and Professional Development Committee, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Member, American Chemistry Society
- Member, American Society for Mass Spectrometry