Thomas J. Daly

Thomas J. Daly

Practice Group Leader, Partner vCard
626.577.8800 fax
655 North Central Avenue
Suite 2300
Glendale, CA 91203

Thomas J. Daly is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice group. Clients appreciate the more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law that he brings to a team. With a litigation background, Tom now focuses on helping clients with strategies to obtain and protect trademarks and patents.

Tom procures, licenses and enforces patent portfolios for medical devices, chemical processing and pharmaceuticals, among others. He has represented clients in a large number of medical device, spinal implant and joint replacement implant intellectual property cases. He was named to the Southern California “Super Lawyer” list of intellectual property practitioners for 10 consecutive years.

In addition, Tom routinely assists clients with their global portfolios and serves as a member of the firm's Korea Business Team where he works with Korean businesses to protect and enforce their patents in the U.S. and abroad. 

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (legacy firm Christie Parker & Hale LLP), Partner, 1983 - present
  • C.F. Braun & Co., Chemical Engineer, 1979-1983

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 1998-1999
  • Los Angeles County Business Technology Center, Mentor, 2005-present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trustee, 2008-2009
  • Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board, 2016-present; Chair, 2018
  • Pasadena Bar Association, President, 2009
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Chair, 2015-2016; Secretary, 2013-2014
  • Fire Family Foundation, Board Member, 2014-present
  • Cancer Support Community Pasadena, President, 2015-2016
  • The Bureau of National Affairs' United States Patent Quarterly, Advisory Board Member, 2006-2016

Representative Matters

  • Assisted with a venture in early licensing of outer surface texturing of soft tissue implants that later grew into a $47 million sale
  • Representing plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. Agaci LLC (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Representing plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. Charlotte Russe, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Representing plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. E-Retail Society, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Representing plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. Styles For Less, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2015) 
  • Representing plaintiff in trade dress infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition suit United States Pumice Company v. Seung Joon Lee, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. June Tailor, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)
  • Representing plaintiff in trademark cancellation and declaratory judgment suit Merit Healthcare International, Inc. v. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2014)
  • Represented defendant Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. in patent infringement suit Seismic Structural Design Associates, Inc. v. M. Arthur Gensler Jr. and Associates, Inc. et al. (C.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Represented defendants in copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation suit Lukasian House LLC v. Ample International Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Represented plaintiff in suit to confirm arbitration award Korean Independence Historical Association, Inc. v. Yonsei University (C.D. Cal. 2005)

Related News

Daly joins editorial board of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner added to LACBA publication committee


  • Co-Presenter, "Key Intellectual Property Updates," Los Angeles County Bar Association Webinar, November 19, 2019
  • Presenter, "Right of Publicity for Estate Planners," ICON Wealth & Legacy Partners, July 17, 2019




  • Super Lawyers - “Southern California Super Lawyer”, 2005-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell - “AV Preeminent” Lawyer
  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review - Articles Editor, 1984-1985

Other Info



J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola Law School, 1985
B.S., University of Illinois, 1979, Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions

California, 1985

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California