University of Michigan Law School
- J.D. (1997)
University of Notre Dame
- B.S.M.E. (1989)
United States Supreme Court
State Bar of Michigan (1997)
United States Patent & Trademark Office (1999)
Organizations & Affiliations
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Michigan Intellectual Property Association
Licensing Executive Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
Irish American Lawyers Association
Thomas Donohue is a registered patent attorney with 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in a diverse range of fields including automotive technologies, medical imaging, robotics, entertainment systems, and sporting goods technologies. His litigation experience includes trials before the Easter District of Michigan and briefing before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court.
Thomas has managed the U.S. intellectual property portfolio for a top tier automotive supplier including managing over 200 pending patent applications, advising in-house counsel about intellectual property strategies, applying intellectual property to guide development of new products, and coordinating U.S. strategies with European counsel. He has also acted as U.S. intellectual property counsel for a foreign automotive interiors corporation including managing pending patent applications and advising clients on intellectual property strategies.
Thomas’ trademark experience includes representing a prominent musician and his recording label in a trademark action against former band members resulting in securing for the client the exclusive right to use the name and the exclusive right to merchandising. He has handled numerous trademark opposition proceedings. He has also represented clients in trade dress infringement actions.