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Tom Anderton

Tom Anderton

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Tom Anderton is a member of Squire Patton Boggs’ Life Sciences and Intellectual Property & Technology Practices where he advises domestic and international organizations and start-ups on transactional and IP needs in the areas of personalized medicine, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices, among others.

Formerly a General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel, Tom has been a part of the EC (“Executive Committee”) for a majority of his career.  As such, he has an inside perspective on issues faced by clients and the calculus of client decision making.

An IP attorney by training, Tom is unique in that he thinks about deals and transactions from the ground up, from the technology and the patents to the value the technology and patents provide to the company.  He has extensive experience in technology transactions, including licensing, research and development, manufacturing, distribution, service, finance, and partnering agreements. He has also managed the operations, legal, IP, HR, regulatory, quality, corporate, and compliance functions of private and publicly traded companies.  Every Life Science company for which Tom has worked has either merged or partnered their assets and so Tom has a particular expertise in counseling Life Science companies in strategic partnering, M&A, and integrations.   Tom has advised clients on cross-border transactions, such as those related to Europe and China.

Tom also has extensive IP experience which includes counseling organizations on patents, freedom to operate matters, infringement avoidance, strategic patenting and the development, and structuring and monetization of US and international patent portfolios.  The IP portfolios that Tom has built have often been recognized as some of the best IP portfolios in the United States.
Tom Anderton is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Subject Matter Eligibility in the Life Sciences (Especially in View of Language) - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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