Thomas Blinka

Of Counsel

I leverage my background in chemistry and pharmaceuticals to help life sciences clients monetize their intellectual property assets.

+1 202 842 7865

Tom Blinka is an of counsel focused on patent procurement and counseling relating to chemical technologies, with a particular focus on small molecule pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treatment. Tom brings to his client engagements his experience as a researcher/inventor for more than a decade and his in-depth knowledge of chemistry that has been deepened through 25+ years of industry and academic experience.

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  • Obtained the first US patents covering combination HIV therapies for Gilead Sciences 

  • Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb 

  • Global cross-license achieved for Gevo in long-running biofuels patent case 

  • Kyle Bass’ attacks on multiple Horizon Pharma patents is blocked 

  • Vitae Pharmaceuticals Completes Initial Public Offering  

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  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
    JD, ABA – BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, 2002

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 1985

  • Cornell University
    BA, Chemistry, 1979

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)



  • American Bar Association

  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500: Patent Prosecution


US patents from over 13 years of industrial research experience


+1 202 842 7865 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400