Bernard Tomsa is a Partner with Brooks Kushman and a registered patent attorney with over fifteen years of experience drafting patents, freedom-to-operate opinions, responses and appeals in variety of technologies. Bernie has drafted hundreds of patents, and he has extensive experience with software patent applications related to video game software, interactive automotive software systems, digital circuits, database systems, advertisement delivery software and systems, web based applications, smart-phone applications, storage device hardware, and digital content delivery systems.
Bernie works with several multi-national corporations on the management of large patent portfolios. Understanding the competitive advantage that can be obtained through application of modern computing technology to portfolio management, Bernie has developed expertise with software providing analytical portfolio analysis.
Bernie holds a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, as well as a JD from the George Mason School of Law in Arlington, VA. While in law school, Bernie served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review and an active member of the school’s Moot Court Board. He also sat on George Mason’s Board of Visitors for a year, as a student liaison. Bernie is a registered patent attorney and a member of the State Bar of Virginia.