THOMAS J. FISHER is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the ITC Litigation Practice Group. His focus is in litigating complex electrical and computer software patents in federal district courts, in § 337 proceedings before the ITC, and in appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Fisher has also practiced in the firm’s Electrical/Mechanical Practice Group drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of computer software, Internet-related technologies, e-commerce technologies including “business method” patents, digital communications, and telecommunications.
Prior to joining Oblon, Spivak, Mr. Fisher was an electrical engineer and has over twelve years of industry experience in the electrical engineering, software, and information technology areas, and owned and operated his own software consulting business. He has extensive engineering experience in developing software solutions for business and government applications, the development of modeling and simulation tools, analyst workstations, and real-time control systems including satellite ground systems and traffic control systems. He also has significant project management experience on large software development projects, as well as government contract procurement experience.
Mr. Fisher received his Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.