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Thomas C. Basso

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+1.312.807.4310
Fax +1.312.827.1272
Thomas C. Basso concentrates his practice in patent law. Mr. Basso serves as a strategic advisor of patent related services for a global client base including technology and manufacturing companies based in Japan. He has comprehensive patent portfolio management and patent office practice experience from early-developmental invention stage of patents to application preparation and examination and to patent grant and post patent grant including having handled successful reissue, reexamination and patent appeals. Mr. Basso has substantial patent counseling experience relating to chemical/material based technologies including battery, display, fuel cell, imaging, sensor, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, health care, food/nutrition, energy, and environmental related technologies.

Professional Background

Mr. Basso’s undergraduate studies included a chemistry- and engineering-based curriculum, such as advanced level classes in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, mathematics and physics. His graduate studies in chemical engineering included course work and published research in catalysis with the director of the Center for Catalysis and Surface Science. He also gained technical experience working as a chemist intern at Kellogg Company during his undergraduate summers.

Before law school, Mr. Basso worked as a Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Region V, acting as the lead federal responder in Superfund and OPA emergency response projects.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Japan American Society of Chicago
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce Chicago
Provided patent counseling including patent procurement and portfolio management services for a Kyoto based company in support of their leading global business in the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced electronic materials, electronic components, and multifunctional, high-density modules, having wide-ranging applications including mobile phones, home, automotive, energy management, and health care.

Provided patent counseling including patent procurement and portfolio management services for a Tokyo based company in support of their leading global and diversified business, which includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment, and financial services.

Provided patent counseling including patent procurement and portfolio management services for a Tokyo based company in support of their leading global manufacturing business of advanced small and medium sized LTPS LCD panels, which provide high resolution, low-power consumption, and thin displays for smartphones, tablets, automotive electronics, digital cameras, medical equipment, and other electronic devices.

Provided counseling for patent owner in Federal Circuit Appeal Nos. 2014-1447 and 2014-1451. Federal Circuit affirmed PTAB decisions declining to make rejections proposed by challenger and upholding validity of patents relating to mixing and dispensing multi-component paints.