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Intellectual Property Attorney

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property, computer and e-commerce law and maintains an active practice. He is particularly involved in the development of corporate programs for proprietary protection of company technology, along with negotiations for clients involved in the acquisition of large-scale computer systems. Tom also works with a number of systems consultants in the West Michigan area for companies involved in the selection of their computer systems.

For more information, please contact Tom Lockhart at 616/336-6614 or


Honors & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Computer Law Association

Data Processing Management Association, West Michigan Chapter

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

State Bar of Michigan: Computer Law Section, past president; Intellectual Property Section

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, adjunct professor, Computer Law


Chicago Kent College of Law
Chicago, Illinois
J.D., 1980

Stanford University
Stanford, California
M.S., Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1970

Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
B.S., Electrical Engineering,
summa cum laude, 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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