Thomas A. O'Rourke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Melville, NY

Bodner & O'Rourke, LLP
 | 425 Broadhollow Rd, Suite 120
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-249-7500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (80%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner at Bodner & O'Rourke, LLP, Thomas A. O'Rourke works with his New York City metropolitan area clients regarding their patent and trademark needs. From the firm's office on Long Island, he handles issues regarding patent and trademark searches, application drafting and prosecution, as well as filing, licensing agreements and negotiations, and litigation and counseling. He handles both domestic and international patent and trademark needs, focusing largely on technology.

As an undergraduate, Mr. O'Rourke received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Fordham University in 1973. He then attended St. John's University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. While there, he was a senior member of the St. John's Law Review. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. O'Rourke is admitted to practice in New York and California as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. O'Rourke has contributed articles to several scholarly journals, including ones that are published by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and he is frequently asked to deliver presentations on intellectual property topics before groups of fellow professionals. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his knowledge and superior ethics, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. O'Rourke is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a previous board member of the New York Intellectual Property Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (80%): Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2017

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About Thomas O'Rourke

Admitted: 1979, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.bodnerorourke.com/torourke.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AANG, Accounting Attorney Networking Group, Certificate of Recognition, Vice President and Technical Director, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Who's Who in Intellectual Property, Labor Law and Banking, Long Island Business News, February 22-28, 2013
  • Top Legal Eagle, Intellectual Property, Long Island Pulse Magazine, 2012
  • Who’s Who in Banking and Intellectual Property and Labor Law, Long Island Business News, 2010
  • Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association, Award of Recognition, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Capitalizing on Intellectual Property, Long Island Business News , 2000
  • AV - Peer Review Rated

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1979
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1983
  • Director, Theodore Roosevelt Inn of the Court, 2014-2016
  • Director, Long Island Forum for Technology, 2010-2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, 1997-2000
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chairperson, Intellectual Property Law Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2007-2016
  • NYIPLA Bulletin Recent Decisions of Interest, Member, Advisory Board of the Licensing Journal, 1986-2000
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • Member, California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member, The New York Intellectual Property Law
  • Member, The American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Pro Bono Fair - Presentation on Intellectual Property, 2013-2015
  • Member, The American Chemical Society

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Theodore Roosevelt Inn of the Court, “Proving and Challenging Financial Damages”, 2016
  • Lecturer, Trademark Law, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2015
  • Lecturer and Moderator on Patents, Trademarks and Copyright Law of the Program on Patents, Trademarks and Copyright Law, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2015
  • Lecturer, Theodore Roosevelt Inn of the Court, “Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, 2014
  • Lecturer, Amendments to the Patent Act, New York Intellectual Property Law Association  , 2013
  • Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law, Suffolk Community College, 2012
  • Senior Member, St. John's Law Review, 1974-1976
  • Editor, NYIPLA Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law, 1998-2000
  • Author, Annual Review of Patent Law, 1995-2000
  • Recent Developments in Shrink Wrap Licenses, American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property
  • The Modernization of the Patent Revenue Statute, George Mason University Law Review

Transactions:

  • Filed over 1,000 U.S. Patent and Applications and 1,000 Registered Trademarks

Educational Background:

  • Fordham University, B.S., 1973

Industry Groups

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association; Suffolk County Bar Association; Nassau County Bar As
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association
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    Office Location for Thomas A. O'Rourke

    425 Broadhollow Rd
    Suite 120
    Melville, NY 11747

    Phone: 631-249-7500

     

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