Thomas Foley

Thomas Foley

Associate | Post-Grant Proceedings
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  • BS, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, magna cum laude
  • BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • JD, Boston University School of Law

Key Technologies

  • Life sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Analytical instruments
  • Surgical instruments
  • Software

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeal
  • First Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts District Court
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston


Tom Foley represents clients in post-grant proceedings, including inter partes reviews and reexaminations, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Tom’s post-grant experience includes technologies such as pharmaceutical candidates and drug delivery devices. He also represents clients of all sizes in intellectual property disputes in the US district courts and in federal circuit appeals. Tom’s district court experience includes patent litigations involving software, analytical instruments, battery materials, lighting fixtures, and consumer products.

Tom also has experience working with clients to obtain patent protection for a range of technologies including analytical instruments, medical devices, surgical instruments, and chemical compounds in the United States and internationally.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Tom was an associate at an Am Law 200 law firm. While in law school, Tom was a judicial extern for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, a member of his law school’s moot court board, and president of the law school’s Environmental & Energy Law Society.


  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Recognized on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list by The Best Lawyers in America®