Thomas P. Gushue



Tom’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He works closely with both domestic and foreign clients, focusing on each client’s individual needs during preparation and prosecution of patent applications. 

Tom also engages in drafting provisional and non-provisional patent applications, working with clients to prepare continuation claim sets, and communicating with foreign associates regarding U.S. patent applications. He conducts foreign language translation audits, performs prior art studies, provides research support for reexaminations, and prepares patentability opinions for a variety of technologies.

Tom is experienced working with independent inventors from the initial stage of drafting provisional applications through obtaining a granted patent.

Life Beyond Law

Tom enjoys running and biking along Philadelphia's historic Kelly Drive. On weekends, he can often be found on the driving range or out on the golf course. He also enjoys cooking and has recently taken up homebrewing.


Insights & Resources



Tom has experience prosecuting patents related to:

  • Mechanical systems
  • Automotives
  • Bicycles
  • Biomedical devices
  • Consumer products
  • Telecommunication devices
  • Electromechanical devices

Honors and Activities


  • Selected as a "Rising Star" in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, (2020-2021) View methodology used for selection.  
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Professional Affiliations

  • The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyers Editorial Board (2017-Present)
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) Board of Governors (2020-2021)


Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.

Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering


  • Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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