Tom is a Patent Attorney and member of Davis|Kuelthau’s Intellectual Property team in the Appleton Office. With 40 years of experience, he has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications dealing with various mechanical devices, and has handled numerous trademark and copyright matters. His experience includes both U.S. and foreign patent applications in the mechanical, fiber, and chemical arts.
Tom has also handled several European Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany. He has drafted non-infringement opinions, various agreements, including licensing agreements. His technical experience includes absorbent products, chemical compositions, business method patents, packaging products, engine, and large tractor machinery, transmissions, and oil refinery and petroleum processes. Additionally, he has drafted confidentiality agreements, purchase agreements, consulting agreements, and non-infringement opinions, and helped out on a patent litigation and antitrust lawsuit in Federal Court.
Tom started his patent law career with the Standard Oil Company of Indiana (Amoco), which has since merged with British Petroleum (BP). He then transitioned into various IP counsel positions at Deere & Company, Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Thereafter, Tom has been employed by Wilhelm Law which later changed its name to Northwind IP Law.
Tom successfully defended a client in a trademark infringement action and has represented another client as the plaintiff in a trademark action.
Admitted, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Admitted, State Bar of Wisconsin
Admitted, State Bar of Illinois
Admitted, State Bar of New York
Admitted, State Bar of Pennsylvania
Admitted, U.S. Supreme Court
Admitted, Eastern District Court of Wisconsin
Northern District Court of Illinois
Northern District Court of Indiana
Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, ABA Intellectual Property Law Association Member
Member, Wisconsin Patent Law Association Member
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association Member