Thomas B. Hildebrandt



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Law School

University of Georgia, J.D. 2008 cum laude, Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review; Awarded Outstanding Articles Editor


Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Computer Science 2003 with highest honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. Computer Science 2004

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Thomas is a member of Thomas | Horstemeyer’s prosecution section.  Thomas has personally drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for a wide variety of technologies, including networking and wireless communication, cloud computing, mobile applications, electronic commerce, order fulfillment systems, electrical circuitry, video coding technologies, medical technologies, among many others.  In this regard, Thomas has represented several Fortune 500 companies. In addition to United States patent applications, Thomas often coordinates international patent protection via filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and he is a registered patent agent in Canada. Thomas also has experience in trademark filing and prosecution, copyright protection, and general intellectual property counseling.

Prior to joining Thomas | Horstemeyer, Thomas operated a consulting business that developed and maintained e-commerce web sites for several retailers. He has extensive hands-on programming experience.

Thomas's graduate research at Georgia Tech focused on networking and telecommunications, including novel methods of monitoring Internet conditions and implementing robust, low-latency audio transmission over IP networks. While at Georgia Tech, Thomas served as Chief Engineer of WREK Radio and developed a broadcast automation scheduling system in software. Thomas also served as a teaching assistant for Georgia Tech's introductory computer science course for nine semesters.

Thomas has been a registered patent agent since 2006 and began his career at Thomas | Horstemeyer as a summer associate during law school.


Thomas is admitted to practice in Georgia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.


Thomas is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.