Thomas King


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2005, Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar

B.S., Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2002



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Tom King’s practice focuses on Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceedings and district court patent litigation matters throughout the country. Clients rely on Tom to integrate the technical and legal aspects of a dispute into a seamless and persuasive strategy, and then to execute on that strategy via both written and oral advocacy.

Overview of Experience

  • Lead or backup counsel in 35 IPRs. Experience representing both petitioners and patent owners at all phases of IPR, including expert depositions and oral arguments.
  • 10 years’ patent litigation experience covering a wide variety of technical subject areas including database/spreadsheet systems, telecommunications protocols and systems, voice recognition, network security, VPN, LCD screens, image sensors, hard disk drives, pharmaceuticals, power plant equipment, robotics, supercapacitors, sonar and night vision
  • Four patent infringement trials (one in the Eastern District of Texas, three in the District of Delaware)
  • Successfully represented semiconductor designer in a two week commercial arbitration concerning RF networking technology.

Professional and Community Activities

  • U.S. Post Grant Office Practice Committee

Supreme Court Affirms Changes to U.S. Patent Litigation System

On Monday, June 20, the Supreme Court affirmed two recent changes to the U.S. patent litigation system, specifically concerning trials at the United States Patent Office (PTO). Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Lee. The decision stems from a new type of patent litigation proceeding, called an inter partes review (IPR).



Haynes and Boone Successfully Settles Patent Infringement Suit

Haynes and Boone helped client Lynk Labs, Inc., a leading LED technology manufacturer, settle a patent infringement and breach of contract suit against Acuity Brands, Inc.

Year in Review

The IP BeaconĀ® | The Intellectual Property Law Newsletter of Haynes and Boone, LLP

The Intellectual Property Law Year In Review 2016-2017

The Haynes and Boone Intellectual Property Practice Group is pleased to highlight our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year in this special edition year in review.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Cuozzo And The Limits Of Patent Office Discretion,” co-author, Law360, May 1, 2016.
  • “Overcoming KSR Soundbite Arguments In Inter Partes Reviews,” Law 360, March 1, 2016.
  • “Inter Partes Reviews,” Markey IP Inn of Court, October 11, 2014.
  • “Lessons Learned in PTAB Proceedings,” presenter, Orange County Patent Law Association, September 25, 2014.
  • "PTAB Rearranging the Face of Patent Litigation," co-author with Jeffrey Wolfson, American Bar Association Landslide, November 26, 2013.
  • “Inter Partes Review: How is it Going So Far?” co-author with David O’Dell, Intellectual Property Today, September 12, 2013.
  • “Inter Partes Reviews,” Center for American and International Law, November 12-13 2012.

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