About Patent Attorney Tom Galvani

Arizona patent attorney Tom Galvani graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in engineering and then from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he was an editor of the Arizona Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and is also licensed by the United States Patent Office to procure and litigate patents. He was previously a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan A. Ehrlich at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Tom started his own practice in 2008, dedicated to providing its clients with personal, understandable, and proficient service.  His practice offers patent, trademark, and copyright solutions to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and growing businesses.

He started and designed the practice to help passionate entrepreneurs realize their dreams.  His vision was a law firm whose product was not a patent grant or trademark registration, but a dream attained.  Through listening to his clients, to what their goals are, what their future plans encompass, and what possibilities are on the horizon, Tom provides representation beyond the fungible commodity of other firms.  The firm provides counsel to surrounds a client’s questions, concerns, and development.  Tom created his solo practice to challenge the traditional law firm model and prove that caliber and cost need not have a direct relationship.  The firm is less expensive, more transparent, and more responsive than many other firms.

When away from work, Tom spends most of his time in triathlon training and with his family, dogs, and cats.

About The Work, The Fees, The Language

Tom Galvani practices only intellectual property law – not personal injury, not criminal law, not corporate law, not insurance law – just intellectual property.  If you have a question about patents, trademarks, copyright, or some other area of intellectual property, browse the site, check out the blog, or give him a call.  If you need work done, rest assured: you will generally be charged flat fees instead of hourly rates to give you predictability in your budget.   When a matter does require hourly fees, it won’t be a surprise to you; estimates are provided when possible, and status updates are sent frequently.  When you call,  you’ll speak with Tom. not an associate unfamiliar with your case.

Tom understands there is a time for English and a time for technical writing.  You won’t be confronted with confusing legalese, academic case law analogies, or other material that doesn’t explain the work.   Instead, you’ll get everyday language to explain the legal theories behind your work, and the legal jargon will be saved for internal analyses and official communications (though, if you want it, he’s happy to share it).  And lastly, he returns calls – he just does.

Print, Publications, and Media

Radio Interview with George Lin, April 2013: KFYI News Radio Snippet
Expert Commentary, October 2011: Popular Mechanics
Expert Commentary, June 2011: Credit Union Times
Article, April 2010: How to Pick a Trademark