Thomas C. Basso concentrates his practice in patent law. Thomas 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. Thomas 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.
Thomas’ 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, Thomas 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.
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Law (2024)
- Listed as a leader in Illinois IP Prosecution in IAM Patent 1000 (2021-present)
- Japan American Society of Chicago
- Japanese Chamber of Commerce Chicago