Thomas Rooney’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including litigation, prosecution, and patent counseling. Representative technologies include oilfield services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software, home appliances, and other mechanical or electronic devices.
Mr. Rooney has worked on patent, trade secret, trademark, breach of contract, and related litigation in several District Courts and the International Trade Commission. He has also represented parties in inter partes reviews and reexaminations before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also counsels clients with patent clearance opinions to avoid litigation in the first place.
Mr. Rooney also has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of fields, including drug delivery systems, chemistry, nanotechnology and energy-related technologies. He has prosecuted patents for both large companies and start-ups, as well as several universities.