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Thomas C. Basso

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Thomas C. Basso concentrates his practice in patent law, with a focus on chemical-based technologies, including fuel cell, battery, semiconductor, display technology (e.g., LCD, LED, OLED), pharmaceutical and health care, food and nutrition.

Mr. Basso counsels Fortune 500 companies and major technology manufacturing companies based in Asia in the procurement and management of their patents. He has experience drafting applications, including foreign-derived applications, to patent grant. He has handled successful appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and assessed patent coverage with a particular focus in chemical-based technologies, including battery, semiconductor and display technology.

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 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.

Prior to attending 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 related activities.