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Thomas W. Humphrey | Partner

 
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Practice Areas: Categories: Electrical/Electronics, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Software/Computer/Internet

“Businesses need to understand how IP relates to their products, their customers, and their competitors, and use that understanding to optimize their use of IP. That’s why I’m here.”
Thomas Humphrey joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1993. He concentrates his practice on electronic, software and computer technologies, including systems and methodologies for practicing and doing business. Tom is involved in acquisition, licensing and analysis of all types of intellectual property, and litigation relating to intellectual property.

Representative Clients/Cases/Transactions:

  • Sony Corporation of America – Prosecuted extensive portfolio of digital video patents
  • Veeco Instruments Inc. – Litigated patent portfolio relating to atomic force microscopes
  • Car-Part.com – Litigated copyright and trade secret issues for the industry’s leading recycled auto parts web site
  • Fifth Third Bank – Litigated disputes over ownership of copyrighted software, patent infringement and negotiated various licensing agreements
  • Covidien, Inc. – Prosecuted and participated in the litigation of numerous patent portfolios
  • Escort Inc. – Participated in seizure proceedings and subsequent litigation against online seller engaged in trademark counterfeiting

Publications/Presentations/Press:

  • Benefits, Risks & Considerations in Using Open Licensed Software, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Summer 2002
  • Discovery Issues Related to Electronic Mail, March 1995
  • Implications of, and Suggested Strategies for Dealing with, Key Patent Law Provisions of U.S. GATT Implementing Legislation, January 1995
  • Software Patents, Cinti. Bar Assoc. Computer Law Seminar, April 1994
  • Copyright for Non-literal Aspects of Functional Software, Harvard Law School, May 1993
  • American Dreamers Radio Show, April 2013

Bar Admissions:
USPTO
Southern District of Ohio
Ohio

Education:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., M.S.
– Teaching Assistant to Dr. Amar Bose’s course on Acoustics
Harvard Law School, JD (cum laude)

Distinctions:

  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Law and Politics Media (2005-2006)
  • Named one of the top 250 executives, attorneys, accountants and decision-makers in technology in Cincinnati (2006)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2014)

Professional Affiliations:
CincyIP (member)
Xavier University College of Business Administration (lecturer)
Cincinnati Bar Association (Past Chairman, Computer Law Committee)
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, N. Kentucky University (lecturer, Intellectual Property)
The Circuit (IT trade association of Cincinnati, lecturer)
CincyTech
C-Cap
Queen City Angels

Charitable Organizations:
The Healing Center, Cincinnati


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Thomas W. Humphrey | Partner

 
Photo of Thomas W. Humphrey

Practice Areas: Categories: Electrical/Electronics, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Software/Computer/Internet

“Businesses need to understand how IP relates to their products, their customers, and their competitors, and use that understanding to optimize their use of IP. That’s why I’m here.”
Thomas Humphrey joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1993. He concentrates his practice on electronic, software and computer technologies, including systems and methodologies for practicing and doing business. Tom is involved in acquisition, licensing and analysis of all types of intellectual property, and litigation relating to intellectual property.

Representative Clients/Cases/Transactions:

  • Sony Corporation of America – Prosecuted extensive portfolio of digital video patents
  • Veeco Instruments Inc. – Litigated patent portfolio relating to atomic force microscopes
  • Car-Part.com – Litigated copyright and trade secret issues for the industry’s leading recycled auto parts web site
  • Fifth Third Bank – Litigated disputes over ownership of copyrighted software, patent infringement and negotiated various licensing agreements
  • Covidien, Inc. – Prosecuted and participated in the litigation of numerous patent portfolios
  • Escort Inc. – Participated in seizure proceedings and subsequent litigation against online seller engaged in trademark counterfeiting

Publications/Presentations/Press:

  • Benefits, Risks & Considerations in Using Open Licensed Software, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Summer 2002
  • Discovery Issues Related to Electronic Mail, March 1995
  • Implications of, and Suggested Strategies for Dealing with, Key Patent Law Provisions of U.S. GATT Implementing Legislation, January 1995
  • Software Patents, Cinti. Bar Assoc. Computer Law Seminar, April 1994
  • Copyright for Non-literal Aspects of Functional Software, Harvard Law School, May 1993
  • American Dreamers Radio Show, April 2013

Bar Admissions:
USPTO
Southern District of Ohio
Ohio

Education:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., M.S.
– Teaching Assistant to Dr. Amar Bose’s course on Acoustics
Harvard Law School, JD (cum laude)

Distinctions:

  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Law and Politics Media (2005-2006)
  • Named one of the top 250 executives, attorneys, accountants and decision-makers in technology in Cincinnati (2006)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2014)

Professional Affiliations:
CincyIP (member)
Xavier University College of Business Administration (lecturer)
Cincinnati Bar Association (Past Chairman, Computer Law Committee)
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, N. Kentucky University (lecturer, Intellectual Property)
The Circuit (IT trade association of Cincinnati, lecturer)
CincyTech
C-Cap
Queen City Angels

Charitable Organizations:
The Healing Center, Cincinnati

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