Thomas E. Lees

Thomas E. Lees

Founding Partner, Law Office of Thomas E. Lees, LLC
Of Counsel, Stevens and Showalter, LLP

Professional Experience

Mr. Lees is of counsel to the firm. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with option in Computer Science from The Ohio State University (1992) and a J.D. degree from Capital University School of Law (1998) (Order of the Curia, several CALI awards). Mr. Lees has extensive patent prosecution experience in electrical as well as computer and Internet related technologies and has been in private practice since 1998. Prior to entering private practice, he worked as a systems and software engineer designing proprietary precision forecasting software and real-time RF integrated systems. Mr. Lees’ practice emphasizes client counseling regarding U.S. and foreign patent matters including portfolio management, prosecution, and IP enforcement, and further includes preparation of patentability, infringement, clearance, and validity opinions. His practice also includes the areas of licensing, trademarks, copyrights, branding, and intellectual property litigation and support. Mr. Lees also serves as the technical editor for a musical instrument industry magazine, providing detailed, bench tested reviews of amplifiers and related technology using state of the art testing and measurement equipment. In this regard, he has been active in developing and promoting standards for the testing, measurement, and reporting of amplifier performance.


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