Tom Moga


Mr. Thomas (Tom) Moga is a partner with Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Washington, DC, where he focuses on intellectual property and international business transactions. His experience in the arena of international intellectual property includes the development of domestic and foreign patent portfolios, the acquisition of registrations for trademarks and copyrights, licensing, litigation, dispute resolution and mediation, and policy development. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Moga is an experienced patent prosecutor in the mechanical, chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical arts and has been qualified and has testified as an expert witness in patent disputes. He also manages patent enforcement and anti-counterfeiting actions in Asia (China, South Korea, India), including overseeing initial counterfeit product investigation, selecting and working with local investigators, selecting and working with local counsel, preparing administrative and judicial documents, and participating in raids.

He spent the first half of 1997 as a Fulbright Scholar in China where he taught patent law at Jilin University and acted as a foreign advisor to China’s State Intellectual Property Office.   Mr. Moga is a frequent speaker on the TRIPS Agreement of the WTO and on global patent portfolio development and enforcement.  He is the author of “Patent Practice and Policy in the Pacific Rim” (Thomson Reuters), a multi-volume treatise on patent law and practice in Asia, and “China’s Utility Model Patent System: Innovation Driver or Deterrent” (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2012).