Bloomfield Hills’ Dykema, a national law firm with headquarters in Detroit, has added Thomas T. Moga as a senior counsel to its intellectual property and IP litigation department and automotive industry group.
“Tom’s reputation certainly precedes him,” says Dan Harkins, director of Dykema’s intellectual property and IP litigation department. “His vast knowledge for handling IP matters both domestically and overseas, especially as it relates to his experience working in the automotive industry, is going to be a great benefit to Dykema and our clients. We’re extremely excited to add Tom to our talented lineup of practitioners.”
Moga has more than 30 years of experience in domestic and international intellectual property portfolio development and enforcement. He has worked as a patent prosecutor in multiple fields, including the mechanical, chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical arts, and he has developed both domestic and foreign patent portfolios as an IP portfolio developer.
Within the discipline of IP rights enforcement, he manages patent enforcement and anti-counterfeiting actions in Asia, including overseeing initial counterfeit product investigation, selecting and working with local investigators, selecting and working with local counsel, preparing administrative and judicial documents, and participating in raids.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative appointed Moga as the only representative on the committee for the U.S. automotive industry. As a representative, Moga analyzed national trade positions and advised on board trade issues related to IP for both the White House and the Department of Commerce.
Moga received a Juris Doctor degree from St. Louis University School of Law, a master’s degree in English language and literature, and bachelor’s degrees in both English language and literature and political studies from the University of Michigan. Moga also received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Madonna University.