Thomas T. Moga has over 30 years of experience in domestic and international intellectual property portfolio development and enforcement. He is an experienced patent prosecutor in the mechanical, chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical arts and has been qualified and has testified as an expert witness in patent disputes.
As an intellectual property portfolio developer, Mr. Moga’s experience includes the development of domestic and foreign patent portfolios, the acquisition of registrations for trademarks and copyrights, licensing, and policy development.
In the arena of intellectual property rights enforcement, Mr. Moga manages patent enforcement and anti-counterfeiting actions in Asia, including overseeing initial counterfeit product investigation, selecting and working with local investigators, selecting and working with local counsel, preparing administrative and judicial documents, and participating in raids.
A pioneer in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in China, Mr. Moga has represented foreign companies in that country since the 1980’s. He was a Fulbright Scholar in China where he taught patent law at Jilin University and acted as a foreign advisor to China’s patent office. Mr. Moga was a visiting foreign expert in law at Xiamen University, China, and worked as a foreign legal expert for a patent and trademark law office in Taipei.
Mr. Moga is past board member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Fulbright Association, and the Fulbright Academy.
In 2018, Tom was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC 13). As the only representative on the committee for the U.S. automotive industry, Tom’s contributions include analyzing national trade positions and providing advice on a broad array of trade issues as they relate to IP for both The White House (by way of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative) and the Department of Commerce in pursuit of trade agreements that benefit U.S. businesses, workers and the economy.