Partner | Boston
Secretary Sandra Richards
Thomas is a partner in the intellectual property team.
Thomas has over 20 years of experience representing industry leaders in life sciences. He is internationally recognized for his experience in creating, implementing and monetizing effective patent strategies. He represents public and private companies, investors and academic institutions in the life sciences arena. His portfolio of life sciences companies spans diagnostics, medical devices, life science tools and technology platforms, genomics and therapeutics.
Before joining Withers, Tom was a partner at Brown Rudnick, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP, and at Cooley LLP. From 2004 to 2007, Tom served as Vice President and General Counsel of Helicos BioSciences Corporation, where he directed and implemented patent and legal strategies and played a significant role in that company’s IPO.
Tom speaks and writes extensively on patent and licensing matters, and presents frequently at major pharma and life sciences meetings. Tom is a leader in creating monetized barriers to entry and he is responsible for creating the foundational IP for a number of successful life sciences companies. Tom has served as an adjunct professor of law at Suffolk University Law School; and most-recently at MIT.