THOMAS FOSTER

President/CEO

Thomas Foster specializes in intellectual property law besides providing management oversight of the firm. His practice focuses primarily on patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark litigation and related counseling, although he also regularly advises on trade secret and copyright matters. Mr. Foster has considerable experience with a wide range of technologies, with particular emphasis on the biotechnology area. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Mr. Foster has litigated patent and trademark-related disputes before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, as well as numerous federal and state courts.

On the transactional and counseling side, Mr. Foster frequently provides strategic guidance regarding all phases of patent and trademark portfolio management. He has considerable experience advising companies actively involved in patent and trademark license negotiations, as well as companies evaluating whether to embark upon licensing and advertising campaigns. He also supervises the prosecution of patents and trademarks, conducts intellectual property reviews in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and asset purchases, and advises on technology development and commercialization matters.

Mr. Foster received his M.S. degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 1996 and his J.D. degree from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1989. Prior to that he received his B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture from Penn State in 1984. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent Office.