Irving, Thomas L.

Finnegan | Partner

Tom Irving has more than 40 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law. His practice includes America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings, due diligence, counseling, patent prosecution, and reissue and reexamination. He counsels clients on a wide range of mainly pharmaceutical matters, including pre-litigation, Orange Book listings of patents covering FDA-approved drugs, infringement issues, enforceability and validity analysis.

Over the years, Tom has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Management as a leading patent prosecutor in the D.C. area, and nationally for post-grant procedures. The Legal 500 U.S. recognized him for patent portfolio management and licensing. Tom was inducted into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame and recognized as the Patent Strategy & Management Attorney of the Year: District of Columbia.

Tom regularly presents analyses of patent law topics for Strafford Webinars and many state bar association groups. He speaks at numerous national trade and bar association meetings such as the Intellectual Property Owners Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and American Bar Association. Tom often lectures at law schools.

Tom opened the firm’s first European office in Brussels in 1993.

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