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Thomas Hemnes

  • Firm: GTC Law Group LLP & Affiliates
  • Practice Area: Internet & E-Commerce
  • Country: Massachusetts, USA
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 400 Blue Hill Drive Suite 2, Westwood,, Massachusetts, MA 02090.

About Thomas Hemnes

Thomas Hemnes is one of Boston’s most prominent intellectual property attorneys and an internationally recognized expert on intellectual property law. Tom has been recognized as a Distinguished Specialist Practitioner by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of the United Kingdom and is featured in the IAM Licensing 250 – The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers, where he is described as “an incredibly smart, statesmanlike lawyer who provides top of-the-line solutions to clients,” and “a highly effective negotiator who understands the key issues to focus on and always gets the deal done.”* His diverse practice serves the telecommunications and banking industries, universities, cultural institutions, small-cap technology companies, individual inventors, architects, and authors. Tom has exceptional experience in the formation and organization of technology and industry consortia, cross-border sourcing and outsourcing arrangements, commercial transactions involving intellectual property, and the creation of comprehensive intellectual property strategies for clients large and small. # # Before joining GTC he was a partner at Foley Hoag, where he founded and chaired the firm’s highly-regarded intellectual property department until joining GTC. A frequent lecturer and author on intellectual property law, Tom taught intellectual property for many years as an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University School of Law and Boston College Law School. # # Tom holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review.  # # Tom is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, England and Wales.# # The Firm:# Integrated, IP-Centric Approach:# At GTC, we fundamentally believe that creating, acquiring, managing, and monetizing IP are strategic functions that should serve business strategy.  We combine expert legal counsel, innovative approaches and business insight to help our clients realize the full value of their IP assets.# # Strategic Partners:# At GTC, we cultivate relationships that help us to maintain focus on strategy and expand our bandwidth for large, fast-moving client engagements.# # Strategic Patents and The Webb Firm are strategic patent prosecution partners by virtue of their consistent delivery of high-quality patent prosecution services and their commitment to execute projects guided by GTC’s matrix-based approach.  For a wide variety of patent support services, we also partner with IPEngine, a firm that we co-founded, to further leverage our senior team.# Strategic Patents, P.C. is a progressive patent law firm that brings a wealth of legal and technical expertise to bear on securing and exploiting valuable patent rights on behalf of clients.  At the same time, the firm maintains a fully paperless patent practice, with back-office operations that can provide immediate, secure access to the status of individual patent matters, families of patents, and entire client portfolios, along with all related substantive documents.

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