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Background

Tom Rozylowicz is a Principal in the Washington, D.C.* office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on patent procurement, post-grant America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, and licensing in the software, electronics, communications, and medical device fields.

Mr. Rozylowicz works with clients ranging from Fortune 100 to emerging companies in establishing and managing comprehensive intellectual property programs that add capital value to clients and protect its products and markets.  Mr. Rozylowicz provides patent procurement counsel to clients developing innovative business intelligence, telecommunications, network, biometric, software, semiconductors, medical device, and physical access control (PACS) technologies. For example, an IEEE survey ranked a patent portfolio that Mr. Rozylowicz built was among the top in the software industry.

Mr. Rozylowicz also has experience in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board.  With a strong technical foundation, he represents both patent owners and petitioners in establishing positions before the PTAB for patents that are often in patent litigation.  Mr. Rozylowicz has managed more than 50 AIA post-grant matters and was named Conference Chairman for the PTAB Bar Association, the first national bar association of its kind to form in more than 30 years.  As Conference Chairman, Mr. Rozylowicz supports a national conference designed to support best practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Mr. Rozylowicz also provides general intellectual property counseling on other strategic intellectual property issues including risk assessment, patent opinions, patent mapping, patent categorization, and industry benchmarking.

With a diverse practice, Mr. Rozylowicz also enjoys working with early-stage companies. He has developed programs that reconcile existing asset management systems with docket management systems and extranets in order to better manage their developing intellectual property.

Mr. Rozylowicz previously worked as a Senior Electrical Engineer and a law clerk for the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland where he directed leading edge research efforts to develop secure communications equipment for the Department of Defense and the National Intelligence Community (1999-2000). He was also Chief of Network Operations for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Pentagon, Virginia, where he designed and managed a nationwide network upgrade supporting broadcast quality video and H.323 video conferencing enabling the Undersecretary to directly engage the entire DoD acquisition community (1994-1999). Mr. Rozylowicz also served as a Captain in the United States Air Force (1998-2001). ​

Technical Areas of Expertise

Software: Machine learning; Decision support systems; Database design; Sales support systems; business intelligence; encryption; data center and multicore processing; network processors; electronic conferencing; streaming media; network protocols; key management systems; VHDL design

Medical Device: endoscopic imagery and lenses; therapeutic lasers; surgical attachments; pain management systems; electrical stimulation systems (e-stim); power management systems

Electrical: transistor design; power management; multichip packaging; current control; high power silicon carbide; antenna design; electronics and mobile device packaging; motors and generators and related power electronics; battery charging and discharging control systems; analog circuits; semiconductor manufacturing

*Admitted only in Maryland. Not admitted to practice in D.C.  Work conducted in D.C. is directly supervised by a member of the DC Bar.

Education

J.D., George Washington University Law School 2003


M.S., George Mason University 1999
Electrical Engineering


B.S., United States Air Force Academy 1994
Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2002
  • Maryland 2003

Other Distinctions

Speaking Engagements

Post-Grant for Practitioners – Evidentiary Trends at the PTAB Part II: ‘Paper’ Witness Testimony,” Fish Post-Grant Webinar (June 8, 2016).

Post-Grant for Practitioners – Evidentiary Trends at the PTAB,” Fish Post-Grant Webinar (May 11, 2016).

Standing Before the Panel: Strategies for Post-Grant Oral Hearings, Post-Grant for Practitioners Webinar Series (December 11, 2013).

Publications

What Patents Can Be Challenged in the Patent Office as “Covered Business Methods”?, Fish Litigation Blog (February 24, 2017).

PTAB Motion to Amend Study Reveals Opportunities and Risks” Legal Alert, Fish Post-Grant (May 19, 2016). 

Joinder in Post-Grant Proceedings” with Karl Renner, 2015 Fish Post-Grant Report (May 2, 2016).

What's trending with Tom

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Fish Litigation Blog
February 24, 2017
What Patents Can Be Challenged in the Patent Office as “Covered Business Methods”?
What Patents Can Be Challenged in the Patent Office as “Covered Business Methods”?
Authors: Michael T. Zoppo, Brian J. Doyle, Thomas Rozylowicz
IP Litigation
Fish Patent Blog
September 21, 2016
PTAB Bar Association Officially Launched
PTAB Bar Association Officially Launched
Authors: Dorothy P. Whelan, W. Karl Renner, Thomas Rozylowicz
Event
June 8th, 2016 | 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar: Post-Grant for Practitioners — Evidentiary Trends at the PTAB Part II: "Paper” Witness Testimony
Webinar: Post-Grant for Practitioners — Evidentiary Trends at the PTAB Part II:
Webinar
Fish Patent Blog
May 19, 2016
PTAB Motion to Amend Study Reveals Opportunities and Risks
PTAB Motion to Amend Study Reveals Opportunities and Risks
Author: Thomas Rozylowicz
Event
September 14th, 2017 | 9:30 am EDT
Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA): 2nd Annual PTAB Summit
Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA): 2nd Annual PTAB Summit
Speaking Engagement
Event
March 1st, 2017 | 1:00 pm EST
PTAB Bar Association Inaugural Conference
PTAB Bar Association Inaugural Conference
Speaking Engagement
Sponsorship
Event
December 1st, 2016 | 7:45 am EST
Momentum: 2016 IP Counsel Exchange
Momentum: 2016 IP Counsel Exchange
Speaking Engagement
Sponsorship
Event
September 20th, 2016 | 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar: Patent Law Developments in the United States and China
Webinar: Patent Law Developments in the United States and China
Webinar
Fish Patent Blog
June 6, 2016
Fish Post-Grant Radio: Episode #3: Tom Rozylowicz
Fish Post-Grant Radio: Episode #3: Tom Rozylowicz
Author: Thomas Rozylowicz
Event
April 13th, 2016 | 1:00 pm EDT
Webinar: Post-Grant for Practitioners - Multiple Parties, Multiple Petitions Part II
Webinar: Post-Grant for Practitioners - Multiple Parties, Multiple Petitions Part II
Webinar
Event
May 14th, 2015 | 2:00 pm EDT
Drafting Patents with an Eye to the PTAB
Webinar
Event
December 11th, 2013
Part XI: Standing Before the Panel: Strategies for Post-Grant Oral Hearings
Speaking Engagement
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