Thomas Flynn | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Thomas Flynn
 Thomas Flynn

Thomas Flynn

Associate, Singapore, Silicon Valley

T +65 6347 1381

T +65 6225 6000

T +1 650 213 0329

E tflynn@whitecase.com

Overview

Thomas Flynn is an associate in White & Case's Singapore and Silicon Valley offices and a member of the firm's intellectual property and competition practice groups. His practice focuses on advising and representing clients in a broad range of intellectual property matters, with experience in patent, trademark, and copyright law, as well as cases that combine intellectual property and antitrust. Mr. Flynn’s clients are leading companies in the e-commerce, computer software, computer hardware, financial services, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industries.

Mr. Flynn’s litigation experience includes representing clients in numerous U.S. District Courts, the Federal Circuit, and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to litigation, Mr. Flynn assists clients with transactional matters related to intellectual property, including licensing, acquisitions, and settlements.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Flynn worked at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC, specializing in international trade and Chinese monetary policy.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • BA, Middlebury College

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin

Experience

A technology company in multiple patent infringement cases involving search, backup, content management, and online editing and publishing technologies.

A mortgage industry software company in litigation involving refusal to deal, monopoly leveraging, essential facility, computer fraud and abuse, copyright, trademark, and trade dress claims, and in multiple patent infringement cases related to an online loan origination platform.

A software company in litigation involving patent and attempted monopolization claims related to electronic discovery software.

A fabless semiconductor company in a declaratory judgment patent action involving 802.11 wireless networking technology.

A consumer electronics manufacturer in U.S. trademark application and enforcement, including a win at the Patent and Trademark Office overcoming generic rejection.

Speaking Engagements

"Sued Locally? Defend Globally! Strategies for Litigating Patent Claims in Multiple Jurisdictions", May 2015: Taipei, Taiwan and Hsinchu, Taiwan

"Is Patent Litigation Dead? New Frontiers for Patent Plaintiffs", April 2015: Taipei, Taiwan

Publications

  • Supreme Court Issues Two "High-Octane" Decisions to Address Abusive Patent Litigation Practices, Technology Newsflash, April 29, 2014, Co-author (with Bijal V. Vakil and Nathan Zhang)
  • Venue Transfer in Patent Cases: Access to Sources of Proof and Deference to a Plaintiff's Chosen Forum, Technology Newsflash, September 2011, Co-author (with Bijal V. Vakil)
  • Willful Patent Infringement After Seagate, IT, Internet and Outsourcing Bulletin, April 2010, Co-author (with Eric Krause)
  • The Biggest Issue Not Being Discussed in United States Patent Law Reform, IT, Internet and Outsourcing Bulletin, December 2009, Co-author (with Bijal V. Vakil)
  • Search Engine Advertisements and U.S. Trademark Law: Are American Airlines and Yahoo! in for the Long Haul?, E-Commerce Law Reports, September 2009, Co-author (with William Sloan Coats)
  • California: New Legislation on RFID Skimming, Data Protection Law and Policy, November 2008, Co-author (with William Sloan Coats)