W. Thomas Babbitt is a partner in the Los Angeles office. His practice is focused on client counseling in intellectual property-related matters, particularly patent rights in technical fields. These fields include the chemical, biochemical, medical, mechanical and semiconductor arts. He works closely with companies to provide services in all areas of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of applications for patent, patent licensing, freedom to operate and infringement litigation.

Tom also takes an active role in due diligence investigations in a variety of industries concerning patent asset assessment and valuation, risk and portfolio analyses, patent infringement/validity opinions, trade secret protections and strategies for portfolio management and development.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from California State, Long Beach. He worked as a production engineer at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation before attending the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he graduated Order of Coif. After law school, Tom worked as a law clerk for the Honorable H. Russel Holland in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska and joined Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP in 1995.

Professional Activities

American Intellectual Property Association


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    • Patent 5,623,055
      • Phenylboronic Acid Complexes Derived From Aminosalicylic Acid For Bioconjugate Preparation
    • Patent 5,895,758
      • Strain Of Lactobacillus Plantarum
    • Patent 6,037,822
      • Method And Apparatus For Distributing A Clock On The Silicon Backside Of An Integrated Circuit
    • Patent 6,090,144
      • Synthetic Knee System
    • Patent 7,538,090
      • Exogenous Surfactant Protein B Mimic


    Contact information

    Bar admissions

    1993, California


    • J.D., 1992, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
      • Order of the Coif
    • B.S., 1986, University of California, Riverside, Biochemistry
    • B.S., 1987, California State University, Long Beach, Chemical Engineering

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