The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP announces John E. (Jack) Thomas has joined its Intellectual Property group as counsel.
Thomas has substantial experience as in-house corporate patent counsel and he has held positions in law firms and as an examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
His experience includes global patent procurement; due diligence for licensing, acquisitions and other technology transfers; patent clearances; IP agreements; litigation and dispute resolution in global IP matters; and client counseling.
Thomas has worked in a wide range of technical areas, including pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, consumer healthcare products, organic and polymer chemistry, optics and manufacturing and process engineering.
“Jack brings a wealth of experience, from having previously acted as in-house counsel to being a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” said Brian Shaw, a partner at HSE and leader of the Intellectual Property practice group. “He will be a tremendous benefit to clients with his in-depth experience and knowledge.”