Thomas G. Melling

Chief Legal Officer at Doosan GridTech, Inc

He has nearly two decades of experience as in-house counsel and general counsel, which has included overseeing patent portfolios. Prior to Doosan GridTech, he was a founder, general counsel, and then president of Serengeti Law. 

My Articles

Duty of Disclosure for Patent Applicants: Trends, Technologies, and Best Practices

This article examines the risks and costs associated with the duty of disclosure for in-house counsel. Using big data methods and internal data from the USPTO, we summarize recent academic research on this question. We also describe how new technologies can help you standardize your workflow and lower the cost of your company’s prior art search, so you can plan for how courts may view your effort to comply with the duty of disclosure.