Thomas S. Chlebeck

Thomas S. Chlebeck

Counsel | Electrical & Computer Technologies
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  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, Saint Louis University, summa cum laude
  • JD, William & Mary Law School, cum laude

Key Technologies

  • Display Technology 
  • Power Technology 
  • Audio Technology 
  • Image Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Distributed Software Systems
  • Digital health 
  • Robotics/automation
  • Energy

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston


Tom Chlebeck focuses his practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the areas of display technology (e.g., OLED and LCD), power technology (e.g., battery control and demand response), audio technology (e.g., surround sound, virtual and discrete), image analysis, artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning), 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 at an Am Law 100 law firm, 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.


  • Counseled clients on US and international patent portfolio strategies.
  • Drafted and prosecuted many patent applications to allowance in challenging art units.
  • Assisted in multiple post-grant proceedings.
  • Prepared due diligence, patentability, and clearance studies for clients.
  • Provided technical consultation for litigation in the areas of computer science, software, and electrical engineering, with work including patent validity and infringement studies as well as claim construction proposals.


  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Recognized on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list by The Best Lawyers in America® 
  • Editor-in-Chief, William & Mary Business Law Review
  • Co-President, Student Intellectual Property Society
  • Founding President, Tau Beta Epsilon (Tau Beta Pi Chapter)
  • AIAA National Scholarship, Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development Scholarship, Manahan Scholarship and Research Fund, and five other merit-based scholarships as an undergraduate
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Oliver L. Parks Award (Top of Undergraduate Engineering Class)
  • Outstanding Senior Design Project Award


Recent News


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.