Mr. Tomita's practice includes: patent preparation and prosecution, infringement and invalidity analysis including the preparation of formal opinions, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Tomita has extensive experience in a wide range of technologies including: electrical, mechanical, medical devices, optical equipment, semiconductor fabrication, computer networks, encryption, cloud storage, and green energy systems. Mr. Tomita started his career as a patent attorney for Nikon Research Corporation of America. His current representative clients include: 3D Systems, Affirm, Angel List, Appcelerator, Asymmetrica, Axway, Basecoin, Codasip, Deepflight, Dell, EMC, Guardian Bike Company, Hard Valuable Fun (HVF), Hire Athena, Inhalio, Glow, MountainFilm, Papers Please, Resilient Networks, Scalus, StartupBros, Sutro, Wizeline, and numerous startups including Guardian Bike Company which was featured on Shark Tank.
Mr. Tomita is an adjunct professor at the University School of Law teaching patent law for the Entrepreneurial Ventures Legal Services Clinic. Mr. Tomita also an advisor, lecturer, and mentor for: the Telluride Venture Accelerator and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Mr. Tomita has also written articles for Edison Nation Medical.
Mr. Tomita's reexamination experience includes successfully invalidating all claims of patents owned by Dartmouth University which were licensed to Wyath Pharmaceuticals. The client was able to manufacture without any disruption and continues to sell product without having to pay royalty or licensing fees.
Mr. Tomita has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University in San Luis Obispo and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Mr. Tomita also completed the Goldman Sachs Babson 10KSB program with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Tomita previously worked as a design engineer for the consumer electronics company Monster Cable and semiconductor fabrication companies Veriflo Corporation and Nikon Research Corporation of America.