Kunzler Bean & Adamson

Tom Briscoe

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney

Expertise: Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Strategy
Licensed: Utah State and Federal Courts, USPTO
Education: J Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, cum laude

tbriscoe@kba.law | (801) 994-4646

Tom Briscoe is a registered patent attorney with experience in IP strategy, searches, patent drafting/prosecution, infringement/validity opinions, post grant proceedings, and licensing. Tom helps clients both protect and project the value of their innovations by treating patents and other IP as assets for business growth.

Prior to joining Kunzler Bean & Adamson in 2016, Tom worked from 2005 as an IP strategy director for Dako, a Danish cancer diagnostics company, until it was acquired in 2012 by Agilent Technologies where he joined the IP legal team as a patent portfolio manager for global portfolios of hundreds of patents in life science and physical science instrumentation. At Dako, Tom led IP strategy for diagnostic instruments and helped draft IP contract provisions for joint development projects with some of the world’s largest medical instrument companies. He also made substantive contributions to successful patent appeals and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

When working with inventors and companies, Tom draws upon more than two decades of high-tech R&D and strategy experience in a wide range of product areas including medical/scientific instrumentation, industrial data loggers, embedded memories, system-on-a-chip, graphics workstations, and operating systems.

In addition to his passionate interest in innovation and “IP for growth,” Tom loves traveling and conversing in various languages including Danish, Spanish, and Portuguese. He has presented on various intellectual property and technology topics in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Russia, Germany, Brazil, and the US. Tom also enjoys road cycling and going on outdoor adventures with his family.

  • JD, J Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, cum laude
  • Executive MBA, Daniels College of Business at University of Denver
  • MS & BS, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University
  • IAM Strategy 300 – 2019
  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Board of Governors
  • Agilent Technologies, Dako, LSI Logic, Campbell Scientific, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Atari
  • Utah
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Reg. No. 56,302
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
  • Federal Bar Association
  • PTAB Bar Association
  • Design Education and The New Culture of Design Centric Intellectual Property” Oslo, Sep 2017 – Coauthor
  • Consero Global IP Management Forum, San Jose, CA, May 2014 – Faculty Member
  • IP for Growth” Intellectual Property Russia: Best Practices Conference – Moscow Feb 2014 – Speaker
  • IP Forum for Pharma, Biotech & Medical Devices – Newport Beach, CA – Dec 2013 – Panelist
  • Creating a Framework to put IP at the Heart of your Company” Global Patent Congress Sep 2013, Copenhagen – Speaker
  • Patent Valuation: Strategies for Identifying the Most Valuable Portfolios” Dealflow IP Investment Conference, New York City, Apr 2013 – Panelist
  • Building an Innovation Culture – Developing Skills of an Innovator” Dako Innovation Workshop 2013 – Presenter
  • IP & Innovation Strategy for Business Growth” Withers & Rogers, London UK Feb 2013 – Guest Speaker
  • Patent Analytics for Strategic Business Intelligence” Thomson Reuters IP Solutions Customer Conference, Orlando 2012 – Guest Speaker
  • Innovation Leadership and Integrated Business/IP” Global Patent Congress, Sep 2012, Copenhagen  – Speaker
  • Protecting vs Projecting IP: Best Practices for the OI Era” Open Innovation Conference 2012, Silicon Valley  – Panelist
  • Active IP Landscaping for Business Growth” Patent Info Users Group, May 2012, Denver  – Speaker
  • Challenging Patent Validity Before the USPTO” and “Portfolio Landscaping and Asset Evaluation Tools” Global Hi-Tech IP Conference 2011, Stockholm – Speaker
  • Strategic Leverage of Intellectual Capital” seminar for Business Consultants: Væksthuset, Odense, Denmark – Speaker
  • Strategic IP Leadership: Building Value and Growth” Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Full-day Course Dec 2010, Høje Taastrup, Denmark –  Presenter
  • IP for Growth” seminars, University of Denver Executive MBA, Daniels College of Business Entrepreneur Series, Colorado State University, Brigham Young University –  Presenter