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The Advanced Guide to Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) Under the European Patent System
Later this year the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) will come into effect, which will impact all users of the European patent system. This webinar will provide an overview of the new legal system and strategic considerations.
Prior Art & White Space Analytics
Prior art and white space analytics are a lesser known analytics discipline, but are very powerful when executed correctly. This program will discuss these and how they are prepared.
5 Patent Prosecution Tips for Polymer Tech
Obtaining patent protection for inventions including chemical features has important differences from other subject matter. Learn how to maximize your chances of obtaining broad protection.

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Areas of Practice
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
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Past Experience

Tom Obermark is a principal of the firm and a registered patent attorney practicing in the mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical technologies. Tom is a specialist in clearance (freedom to operate) and infringement opinions. His practice focuses include clearance and infringement investigations in a variety of mechanical technologies, strategic intellectual property counseling and patent procurement. Tom received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 from the University of Missouri РColumbia. He was a summer associate with Hovey, Williams, Timmons and Collins in Kansas City, Missouri (2000) and with Senniger, Powers, Leavitt and Roedel in St. Louis, Missouri (2001), where he worked on a variety of intellectual property matters. Tom received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and has been with the firm since March 2003.


Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, MO, 2002, J.D.

University of Missouri
Columbia, MO, 1999
B.S., Major: Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

Past Experience
Past Experience

Hovey, Williams, Timmons and Collins, Kansas City, Missouri, Summer Associate, 2000

Senniger, Powers, Leavitt and Roedel, St. Louis, Missouri, Summer Associate, 2001