EL SEGUNDO, CA – August 24, 2018 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the firm, W. Thomas Babbitt. Formerly with Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP, the prominent intellectual property practitioner joins Leech Tishman as a partner in patent rights with depth in the medical and technical industries. Tom will be based in Leech Tishman’s El Segundo, CA office.
Tom focuses his practice on client counseling in intellectual property-related matters, particularly patent rights in technical fields including chemical, biochemical, medical, mechanical and semiconductor arts. Tom works closely with companies to provide services in all areas of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of applications for patent, patent licensing, freedom to operate and infringement litigation. Tom also takes an active role in due diligence investigations in a variety of industries concerning patent asset assessment and valuation, risk and portfolio analyses, patent infringement/validity opinions, trade secret protections and strategies for portfolio management and development.
Tom began his legal career as a judicial clerk for Judge H. Russel Holland of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Alaska. Prior to law school, Tom worked as a Production Engineer for Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to add Tom’s technical expertise to our Intellectual Property legal team, which spans both the West and East Coasts,” said Alan G. Towner, Leech Tishman’s Intellectual Property Chair. “Our IP team is at the forefront of technical innovation and regularly serve regional, national and international clients. Tom will be a powerful addition to our group of lawyers that are dedicated to protecting our clients’ IP assets and providing our clients with a competitive business advantage.”
Leech Tishman’s Intellectual Property attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, technology agreements, IP litigation and general IP counseling. Prior to private practice, our attorneys worked as engineers, scientists and research associates for various corporations and universities. Leech Tishman’s IP group benefits from the experience of former in-house IP counsel for several Fortune 100 companies and a former Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, giving our team a broad understanding of the technical needs of our clients. Some of the technologies we serve include biomedical, chemical, computers/software, electrical/electronics, environmental, materials, mechanical, medical devices, nanotechnology, optics and patents.
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