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Parola Patent Experts

Our Parola Patent Experts bring with them years of experience from a wide range of industries, technologies and fields of expertise. These Experts include Patent Attorneys, Patent Agents and Patent Consultants who are well-versed in all aspects of patent-related work from prior art search, to patent landscaping and technical analysis just to name a few.

Tom Gwinn (TG)

US Registered Patent Agent with a degree in Electrical Engineering from CalTech and PhD from Stanford. He has 7 yrs of experience specializing in patent research and strategy for startups and venture capital firms. Some of these clients include Google, Twilio, Cruise Automation, Duo Security, Eero, Estimote, Interana, Kumu Networks and Vicarious


This Parola SME has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from CalTech, a Masters and PhD from Stanford University also in Electrical Engineering and a JD from Stanford Law School. His career in patent research started in Stanford, where he took a class in patent law while pursuing his PhD. It was during this time where his interest in patents grew, seeing it as a way to explore new and emerging technologies. He eventually joined a boutique patent firm after finishing his PhD, specializing in building patent portfolios for leading and up-and-coming start-ups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.


As a patent agent for the past 7 years, he has worked with more than 50 startup companies. Some of these clients include Google, Twilio, Cruise Automation, Duo Security, Eero, Estimote, Interana, Kumu Networks and Vicarious. He spearheads patent research and strategy for startups who are doing innovative technologies across different industries such as autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, computer security, IoT, machine learning and neural networks, RF electronics and Big Data analysis.


His passion to continue working with startups is driven by his desire to make an impact in technology by helping companies explore innovations through their patent strategies. His experience working with startups has also given him a deeper understanding of the unique challenges that startups face, making him a good fit for small to medium-sized companies who are looking for expert advice in their patent requirements.


While doing his PhD in EE in Stanford, he also worked as a researcher focusing on NEMS/MEMS and Photonics with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).


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