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 and co-chair 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, and has a special expertise in working with design patents and protecting rights of publicity. He has represented clients in a large number of medical device, spinal implant and joint replacement implant intellectual property cases. He has been named to the Southern California “Super Lawyer” list of intellectual property practitioners every year since 2005.

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.

Personal Approach

Tom’s clients value his calm and logical approach to solving their challenges. He enjoys navigating the problem-solving process with his clients working to make complex issues more manageable. Given his significant experience, there are few, if any, issues that arise that Tom hasn’t seen before.

You never have to ask Tom to get something done more than once, in fact, he often anticipates client needs before they arise. His responsive nature means his clients know they can count on him to be available when they need him.

Law school wasn’t on Tom’s radar until a friend encouraged him to observe one of his law classes. He enjoyed it so much that he made the decision to attend law school in the evenings while working full time as a chemical engineer during the day. Now, more than 25 years later, Tom can’t imagine doing anything else. 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 1998-1999
  • Los Angeles County Business Technology Center, Mentor, 2005-2018
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trustee, 2008-2009
  • Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board, 2016-present; Chair, 2018-2019
  • Pasadena Bar Association, President, 2009
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Chair, 2015-2016; current Board Member
  • Fire Family Foundation, Board Member, 2014-2018; current Advisory Council Member
  • Cancer Support Community Pasadena, President, 2015-2016; current Advisory Council Member
  • Foothill Unity Center, Inc., Board Member, 2019-present
  • 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 design patent infringement suit involving aftermarket wheel designs
  • Representing well-known influencer in protecting trademark and publicity rights
  • Obtained preliminary injunction for plaintiff in a trademark infringement action that resulted in a very favorable settlement
  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. Agaci LLC (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. Charlotte Russe, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. E-Retail Society, et al. (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Represented plaintiff in patent infringement suit Bragel International, Inc. v. Styles For Less, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2015) 
  • Represented 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)
  • Represented 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
  • Intellectual Property Leaders in Law 2020, Los Angeles Business Journal - One of Five Finalists, 2020

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