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Thomas J. Derbish

Thomas J. Derbish

Associate
PHONE: 212-808-2932 FAX: 212-351-3401
Thomas Derbish’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and IP counseling.  Before joining Desmarais LLP, Tom was a clerk for Judge Richard G. Taranto on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

Prior to attending law school, Tom was a technical consultant for a patent prosecution boutique in Portland, Oregon, and a professional translator and middle-school English teacher in Japan.  He is fluent in Japanese.

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2018   

Clerk & Government Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Richard G. Taranto, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017–2018

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EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2017, cum laude; Submissions Manager, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology; Dean’s Scholar Prizes for outstanding performance in Corporations, Patent Litigation Workshop, and Veterans Law Clinical Seminar

Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan, 2012

Williams College, B.A., double major in Physics (with honors) and Japanese, 2008
 

ADMISSIONS

2018, New York

CONTACT

NYC

230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-351-3400

SF

101 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-573-1900