tracy_profileThomas Tracy Aquilla, PhD
Registered Patent Attorney

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  • JD 1999 - Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • PhD 1993 - Molecular Genetics, University of California, Riverside
  • MS 1989 - Entomology (Insect Pathology and Microbial Control), University of California
  • BS 1986 - Biochemistry, University of Vermont


Dr. Aquilla's international practice draws upon his broad technical background and years of experience handling complex legal matters at leading IP law firms in Washington DC and New York State. He has prosecuted hundreds of domestic and international patent and trademark applications in a wide range of technologies. He has litigated a variety of patent and trademark matters to final resolution and negotiated numerous high-value patent license agreements.

Before practicing law, Dr. Aquilla was a research scientist holding positions at various universities, hospitals and the National Institutes of Health. His years of scientific research, large law firm and high-stakes litigation experience, combined with the business acumen of an entrepreneur, allow Dr. Aquilla to provide invaluable insight into the complex business and legal issues facing high-tech companies in today's global marketplace.

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  • MS 1993 - Biology, California State University, San Bernardino
  • BS 1989 - Biology, University of California, Riverside

Our firm maintains working professional relationships with a diverse team of experienced patent and trademark attorneys, foreign agents and service providers on six continents, enabling us to provide global intellectual property legal services tailored to meet our clients' specific needs.

The Firm employs a powerful, state-of-the-art patent and trademark docketing and electronic document management system to maintain all of our clients' files securely, accurately and efficiently through our vendor FoundationIP.

This system allows the Firm and our clients to conveniently track all patent and trademark application documents and data, prosecution actions and response deadlines, renewals in foreign countries, foreign annuities and US maintenance fees, trademark affidavits of use, renewal dates and assignments for both US and foreign cases. Notices and reminders are reported by e-mail, automatically in most cases. The system also provides the ability to generate various status reports for the convenience of our clients, as well as for assisting them in their annual IP budgeting processes.

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