Thomas J. Speiss, III is a shareholder in Stradling's Intellectual Property practice group.
Tom Speiss represents brand owners.
Tom is lead outside intellectual property counsel for several companies, principally handling global intellectual property portfolios and related diligence matters. He specializes in trademark prosecution and branding, licensing and advertising matters, and in the resolution of related disputes. Tom utilizes the skills that he developed as a news reporter, during his M.B.A. work at 'SC, and as a lawyer to provide advice and guidance to his clients.
Represented New Zealand Superannuation Fund in its investment in View, Inc. consisting of $75 million in shares of Series F Preferred Stock. View, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of dynamic-tinting glass, helping building occupants control glare and preserve views by avoiding blinds and shades. As well as regulating natural light, the dynamic glass, which is installed at more than 120 sites across North America, also reduces the amount of energy used for cooling, heating and lighting buildings. Intelligent systems operate the glass in response to outdoor conditions providing greater comfort and energy efficiency and occupants can also manually control the glass using apps on smartphones and tablets, or by wall switches.
University of Southern California, M.B.A., 2005
Villanova University, J.D., 1997
James Madison University, B.S., 1993
Memberships & Associations
- Executive Committee, State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section
- Past Editorial Board Member, New Matter, California State Bar Intellectual Property Journal
- Past Editorial Board Member, The Trademark Reporter
- Past Editorial Board Member, Los Angeles Lawyer magazine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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Northern District, CA
Eastern District, CA