Professor Thomas joined the Law Center faculty in 2002. He has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Congressional Research Service for the past decade and was named the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011. He previously was a member of the faculty of the George Washington University Law School, and has served on the visiting faculties at Cornell Law School and the University of Tokyo. Professor Thomas formerly served as law clerk to Chief Judge Helen W. Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Comparative Patent, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law in Munich, Germany; and research scholar at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Thomas has published numerous articles and six books on the subject of intellectual property law.

Scholarship

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

John R. Thomas, The Frontier Within: A Response to Carrier and Minniti, 2018 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online (forthcoming).

Books

John R. Thomas, Pharmaceutical Patent Law (Arlington, Va.: Bloomberg BNA 3d ed. 2015). [BOOK]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

John R. Thomas, Toward a Theory of Regulatory Exclusivities, in Patent Law in Global Perspective 345-376 (Ruth L. Okediji & Margo A. Bagley eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2014). [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

John R. Thomas, The End of "Patent Medicines"? Thoughts on the Rise of Regulatory Exclusivities, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 39-53 (2015). [HEIN] [L]

Congressional Testimony

Patent Reform Implementation and New Challenges for Small Businesses: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Small Bus., 113th Cong., May 15, 2013 (Statement of John R. Thomas) (CIS-No.: 2014-H721-11). [WWW]