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 helps achieve clients’ business objectives through patent litigation and inter partes review (IPR proceedings). Tom ensures that the patent system treats his clients fairly, especially in challenging situations. Tom has a deep understanding the legal, technical, and strategic aspects of a dispute, and uses that understanding to create winning case for his clients. Tom also counsels on how to prepare for patent litigation and IPRs from both a plaintiff’s and defendant’s point of view.

Overview of Experience

  • Lead or backup counsel in dozens of IPRs. Represents both petitioners and patent owners at all phases of IPR.
  • 15 years’ patent litigation experience covering a wide variety of technical subject areas including semiconductors, database / spreadsheet systems, telecommunications, voice recognition, network security, VPN, LCD screens, image sensors, hard disk drives, pharmaceuticals, power equipment, robotics, energy storage, 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.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Foster Parent, Orange County

Media Mentions

Below are links to recent articles about the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), featuring Haynes and Boone lawyers:

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Law 360

Tom King in Law360: Amicus Arguments For and Against Inter Partes Review

Haynes and Boone Partner Thomas King analyzes the 50-plus amicus briefs filed in a patent law case with constitutional implications being argued at the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 27.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “The Evolution of Post Issuance Proceedings (PIP) Strategy,” presenter, 4th Annual IP Strategy Summit, Orange County, CA, March 6, 2018.
  • “Building a Defensive IP Strategy: Leveraging the Favorable Landscape,” panelist, 4th Annual IP Strategy Summit, Orange County, CA, March 6, 2018.
  • “Post Issuance Proceedings for 2017 and beyond: Plaintiff and Defensive Perspective,” panelist, 3rd Annual IP Strategy Summit, Orange County, CA, February 27, 2017.
  • “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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