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Thomas E. Toner

Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602


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Thomas E. Toner is a Registered United States Patent Attorney who focuses his practice on patent prosecution, copyright, trademark, trade secret and related technology litigation.  He also represents clients in the areas of patent and trademark litigation, domain name disputes, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).  His experience in patent prosecution includes medical devices, technology components, photolithography, electronics, MEMS, communications systems, computer hardware and software, internet business methods, municipal and localized wastewater treatment and construction with a focus in therapies and pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Tom has devoted his legal career to the practice of intellectual property, working closely with startups, established businesses and major research institutions such as the University of South Florida and Florida State University.  The majority of his work has involved protecting and assisting in the commercialization of the intellectual property resulting from both private and university-generated research.  As a result, Tom has developed an extensive knowledge regarding the spectrum of intellectual property issues facing businesses in the Tampa Bay area as well as technology transfer and commercialization.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Tampa Bay Technology Incubator Council of Professionals
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association

News Releases


04.01.2015Co-Author, Developing a Patent Strategy, 2015 Edition:  Leading Lawyers on Drafting Effective Patents, Seeking Global Protection, and Navigating the America Invents Act (Inside the Minds), Thomson Reuters (April 1, 2015)

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2003
  • B.S., Biology, University of Central Florida, 1996

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2003