Tom Stine

Senior Counsel
Corporate & Securities
Intellectual Property


Chicago, IL
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Tom is a seasoned patent attorney who leads Scale's Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining Scale LLP, Tom founded Stine Law Ltd., and was previously a partner at a large IP firm. Tom has substantial experience in all aspects of intellectual property and patent law, primarily focusing on domestic and international patent prosecution and portfolio management, litigation, counseling and dispute resolution.

Tom received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his JD degree from DePaul University. While attending law school at night, Tom worked as a senior engineer for the Chicago Tribune. Tom is a member of the Illinois Bar, the Chicago Bar Association and the Jo Daviess County (Galena, IL) Bar Association, and has served as adjunct professor of law at DePaul University. 

Areas of Expertise

Domestic and international patent prosecution
IP Portfolio management
Patent litigation
IP counseling

Prior Associations

Stine Law Ltd
Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
Wallenstein & Wagner
DePaul University College of Law (Adjunct Professor)


DePaul University College of Law
Purdue University

Bar Admission

United States Patent and Trademark Office