W. Thomas Morrow

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Biography

Thomas specializes in all facets of intellectual property law. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, pre-litigation counseling, opinion work, and licensing in the electrical, mechanical, and computer science arts. He has design, development, testing, integration, and/or operations experience in various technologies including: aerospace hardware and software; oil field services hardware and software; seismic surveys; process controls hardware and software; safety systems hardware and software; computer systems hardware (thermal design, RF bus design, and chip-level design); database software (including database definition and metadata manipulation); voice recognition software; digital audio and video subsystems hardware and software (with unique switching and routing technologies to control digital network traffic); blockchain technologies; S-Band, Ku/Ka Band, and UHF RF communications subsystems; wireless local area networks; medical devices and equipment; and specialty locking devices.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000

Honors

  • Sigma Gamma Tau - National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society Admission
  • Alpha Lambda Delta – National Freshman and Sophomore Honor Society Admission

Education

  • University of Houston College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
    • M.B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.S. Aerospace Engineering - 1987

Professional Associations

  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

Past Positions

  • NASA, Attorney - Advisor, 2006 to 2018
  • ARNOLD & FERRERA, L.L.P., Patent Attorney, 2001 to 2005

Practice Areas:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Licensing
  • Corporate Transactions