Main phone
215.568.6400
Education
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, BS, Mechanical Engineering
Industries
  • Consumer Products
  • Thomas P. Gushue
    Professional Experience

    Tom’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation.

    Client Work

    Tom works closely with both domestic and foreign clients, focusing on each client’s individual needs during preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Tom has experience prosecuting patents related to mechanical systems, automotives, bicycles, biomedical devices, consumer products, telecommunication devices, and electromechanical devices.

    Tom also engages in drafting provisional and non-provisional patent applications, working with clients to prepare continuation claim sets, and communicating with foreign associates regarding U.S. patent applications.  Tom conducts foreign language translation audits, performs prior art studies, provides research support for reexaminations, and prepares patentability opinions for a variety of technologies.  Tom is experienced working with independent inventors from the initial stage of drafting provisional applications through obtaining a granted patent.

    Professional Activities

    The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyers Editorial Board (2017-Present)

    Bar and Court Admissions

    Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

    Gushue, T. (2019, July 1). Venue and No-Challenge Provisions in Patent Licenses. Retrieved from https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2019/07/01/venue-and-no-challenge-provisions-in-patent-licenses/. 

    Volpe, A. S., & Gushue, T. (2017, May 3). Copyright Infringement Suits Are Becoming Fashionable. Retrieved from  https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/almID/1202785291104/copyright-infringement-suits-are-becoming-fashionable/.

    Gushue, T. (2016, July 13). Top Five Lessons for New Attorneys Starting Out. Retrieved from https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/almID/1202762481856/Top-Five-Lessons-for-New-Attorneys-Starting-Out/. 

    Volpe, A. S., & Gushue, T. P. (2015, November 4). Anticipating Justices’ View on Trebled Patent Infringement Damages. Retrieved from https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/almID/1202741505890/Anticipating-Justices-View-on-Trebled-Patent-Infringement-Damages/.

    Volpe, A. S., & Gushue, T. (2015, January 7). Good-Faith Belief of Invalidity Defense to Patent Infringement. Retrieved from https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/almID/1202714151807/GoodFaith-Belief-of-Invalidity-Defense-to-Patent-Infringement/.

    Gushue, T. (2014, April 7). Golf Innovators: The Masters of Invention. Retrieved from https://vklaw.com/2014/04/patent-golf-invention/.
    Volpe, A. S., & Gushue, T. (2014, February 5). Procurement Contract Terms Can Be Fatal to Patent Rights. Retrieved from https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/almID/1202641574536/Procurement-Contract-Terms-Can-Be-Fatal-to-Patent-Rights/.

    Life Beyond the Law

    After work, I enjoy running and biking along Kelly Drive. On weekends, I can often be found on the driving range or out on the golf course. I also enjoy cooking and have recently taken up homebrewing.