Tom Chlebeck focuses his practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the areas of audio technology (e.g., surround sound, virtual and discrete), display technology (e.g., OLED and LCD), power technology (e.g., demand response and batteries), wireless communication systems, distributed software systems, and other computer, electrical, and mechanical technologies.
Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Tom worked for Boeing Phantom Works and Boeing Research & Technology in systems and software engineering. His work included proposing and developing an executive-level, multi-interface content management system. He also developed software to generate complex presentations from multiple databases, to process three-dimensional models, and to simulate defense networks. Additionally, Tom analyzed costs for a successful defensive laser proposal and worked extensively in graphical user interface design and web development.
While in law school, Tom worked as a summer associate for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where he drafted patent applications and assisted with various litigation matters. He also studied intellectual property strategy and patent prosecution while working for Boeing.
Before law school, Tom worked as a research and teaching assistant for multiple engineering professors. His senior design project comprised competing in the University Nanosat-6 Program, where he was involved in designing a satellite that NASA ultimately selected for launch. He received numerous offers in leadership development programs throughout the aerospace industry due in part to his leadership roles, which included vice president in his university’s student government and founding president of an engineering honors society.
Tom made a solo bicycle trip 9000 miles around the U.S. from 2003 to 2004. He gave up all motorized travel from 2003 to 2006 in an effort to improve the sustainability of his lifestyle.