Thomas J. Kowalski is one of the founding partners of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP.

Mr. Kowalski graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Chemistry. His studies were those in fulfillment of the requirements for American Chemistry Society certification of the degree, and included Graduate Biochemistry, Graduate Inorganic Chemistry, Genetics, Computer Science and Laboratory Research. He was also awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for Laboratory Research; the results of which were published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Mr. Kowalski was awarded the degree of J.D. cum laude from St. John's University.

Mr. Kowalski has been in practice for over 19 years. His practice includes biotech, chemical and medical apparatus patent prosecution, licensing, counseling and litigation. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Courts of New York State, the U.S. Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Kowalski has authored or co-authored articles that have appeared in various journals, including:

-"Integra v. Merck: A mixed bag
for research tool patents,"
Nature Biotechnology,
21:1099-1101, 2003

- "Bioinformatics - a patenting view,"
Trends in Biotechnology,
19 (9):334-9, 2001

- "Licensing Intellectual Property,"
Journal of Commercial Biotechnology,
7(3):208-17, 2001

- "Reach-through licensing:
A U.S. perspective,"
Journal of Commercial Biotechnology,
6(4):349-57, 2000

- "Analyzing the New Written
Description Guidelines,"
Nature Biotechnology,
18:461-62, 2000

- "Analyzing the New Utility Guidelines,"
Nature Biotechnology,
18:349-50, 2000

He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, as well as an Editorial Advisor for Intellectual Property for Nature Biotechnology. He is a member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, New York Biotechnology Association, Inc., New York State Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association.

In addition, Mr. Kowalski has been an invited speaker at several conferences including IBC's Protecting and Exploiting Biotechnological Inventions (1999-2003); BIO 1999 - 2003; The Wall Street Transcript & Present Investing In the Second Biotechnology Revolution Conference (2001) and Euroforum, Patenting Receptors, Screening Methods, and Bioinformatics (2000-2002).


Bar Admission

New York (1987)
Registered to practice before
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


New York University
(B.S., Chem., 1982)
NSF-URP recipient
St. John's University (J.D., 1986)
With Honors
Moot Court
Journal of Legal
Commentary Scholarship Articles Editor, St. John's
University Journal of
Legal Commentary (1985-1986)


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Member, Special Committee
on Patents and Trademarks
New York Intellectual
Property Law Association
Member, Committee on
Meetings and Forums
Biotechnology Industry
Organization (BIO)
Member, Intellectual
Property Committee
New York Biotech Association
American Intellectual Property
Law Association

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