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Zachary M. Thomas, PhD, Esq.

Patent Attorney & Attorney at Law


Dr. Thomas’s familiarity with a wide breadth of electrical engineering and computer science technologies allows him to contribute immediately to a project whether a technology is only now ready for patenting, a pending application, or in post grant proceedings.

Dr. Thomas has worked both in law firm and corporate settings and has experience helping clients balance conflicting objectives, such as the desire for broad patent protection, maintaining trade secrets, and budget constraints.

Dr. Thomas’s professional experience includes work as a vice president and patent counsel at JENTEK Sensors, Inc., Waltham,MA. He previously worked as a technology specialist and patent agent at Wolf,Greenfield and Sacks, PC, Boston, MA.


  • JD from Suffolk University Law School (2012)
  • Electrical Engineering from MIT (2007)
  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering from MIT (2005)
  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University (2003)

Technical Expertise

  • Image and signal processing
  • Wired and wireless telecommunication
  • Radar
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Electronic device testing
  • Embedded systems
  • Geo-positioning
  • Security systems
  • Non-destructive testing technologies
  • Software

Legal Experience

  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • Post-grant proceedings
  • Patent strategy
  • Portfolio management
  • IP licensing
  • Patentability and freedom to operatestudies
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Terms and conditions
  • Export control
  • Government contract

Practice Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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