Thomas J. Rossa

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  • Senior Counsel at Hayes Soloway P.C.
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Thom came to Hayes Soloway in 2011 with extensive intellectual property experience in the private sector and four years as a corporate patent counsel. Mr. Rossa's litigation experience centers on intellectual property principally dealing with patent and trademark infringement matters but also dealing with related contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition and employment agreements. Technologies litigated include software, exercise equipment, electrical controls, sporting goods, industrial filters, intravenous therapy (catheters), industrial coatings and adhesive application equipment. He has appeared in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ยง 337 trial/hearing) and in over 20 Federal District Courts. He has also managed litigation in Canada, Germany, France and Japan and conducted a patent validity trial in the European Patent Office. Mr. Rossa has also been active in the preparation and prosecution of applications for patents in a wide range of mechanical, sporting goods, electrical, software and electronic technologies. He also has litigated trademark infringement matters and handled trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings. He has appeared as an expert witness on issues relating to patents and licensing. He has also lectured on intellectual property to various bar and business organizations. Mr. Rossa has an engineering degree including undergraduate work and graduate work in nuclear engineering and electronics. He also served on a nuclear submarine for several years and later served in the Naval Reserve.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Emerging Technology
  • Venture Finance Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Media Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520-882-7623  Phone
520-882-7643  Fax
University Attended:
United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1963
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal and Fifth Circuits; 1981, Ohio; 1973, Utah; 1973, U.S. District Court, District of Utah; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1981, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Utah State Bar (Member: Fee Arbitration Committee; Intellectual Property Law Section); Federal and American Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Licensing Executive Society.
Captain, USNR
Special Agencies:
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and International Trade Commission.
Birth Information:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 17, 1941
Reported Cases:
Engineered Sports Products v. Brunswick, et al., 362 F. Supp. 722 (D. Utah 1973); Time Commercial Finance Corp. v. Brimhall, 575 P. 2d 701 (Utah 1978); In re Convertible Rowing Exerciser Patent Litig., 616 F. Supp. 1134, 228 U.S.P.Q. 726 (Del 1985); Allen Archery, Inc. v. Browning Mfg. Co., 898 F. 2d 787, 14 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1156 (Fed. Cir. 1987); Allen Archery, Inc. v. Browning Mfg. Co., 819 F. 2d 1087, 2 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1490 (Fed. Cir. 1987); In re Convertible Rowing Exerciser Patent Litig., 721 F. Supp. 596, 12 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1275 (Del. 1989); Envirotech Corporation v. Westech Engineering, Inc., 713 F. Supp. 372, 11 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1804 (D. Utah 1989); Envirotech Corp. v. Westech Eng. Inc., 904 F. 2d 1571, 15 U.S.P.Q. 2d (Fed. Cir. 1990), reh'g denied, 1990; In re Convertible Rowing Exerciser Patent Litig., 903 F. 2d 822 (Fed. Cir. 1990), reh'g denied, 1990; In re Convertible Rowing Exercise Patent Litig., 817 F. Supp.434, 25 Fed. R. Serv. 3d 1112 (Del. 1993); In re Convertible Rowing Exerciser Patent Litig., 817 F. Supp. 434, 25 Fed. R. Serv. 3d 1112 (Del. 1993); Envirotech Corp. v. Callahan, 236 Utah Adv. Rep. 11, 872 P. 2d 487 (Utah Ct. App. 1994); Ultradent Products v. Life-Like Cosmetics, Inc., 127 F. 3d 1065, 44 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 1997); Continental Lab. Prods. v. Medax Int'l, 114 F. Supp. 2d 992 (S.D. Cal. 2000); Continental Lab Prods. v. Medax Int'l, 195 F.R.D. 675 (S.D. Cal. 2000); Continental Lab Prods. v. Medax Int'l. 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 15383 (S.D. Cal. 1999); Sensitron, Inc. v. Wallace, 504 F. Supp. 2d 1180, 2007 Dist. Lexis 32516 (2007); Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc. v. Do-Gree Fashions, Ltd., 2008 US. Dist. Lexis 20520 (2008); Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc. v. Do-Gree Fashions, Ltd., 544 F. Supp 2d 1284, 2008 US. Dist. Lexis 20520 (2008); Rainbow Rewards, Inc. v. Source, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist Lexis 19815 (2008).
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