Tom Meyers has over 20 years of experience representing the industry leaders in life science. He is internationally-recognized for his experience in creating, implementing and monetizing effective patent strategies. Tom leads the Intellectual Property Group at Brown Rudnick and is the co-Leader of the Firm’s multidisciplinary Life Sciences initiative.

Tom represents public and private companies, investors, and academic institutions in the life sciences arena. His portfolio of life science companies spans diagnostics, medical devices, life science tools and technology platforms, genomics, and therapeutics.

Before joining Brown Rudnick, Tom was a partner at Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP and later Chair of the Intellectual Property department at Sullivan & Worcester LLP. From 2004 – 2007, Tom served as Vice President and General Counsel of Helicos BioSciences Corporation, where he directed and implemented patent and legal strategies and played a significant role in that company’s successful IPO.

Tom speaks and writes extensively on patent and licensing matters, and presents frequently at major pharma and life sciences meetings. He advises investors, funds, and leading executives on strategies for monetizing intellectual property assets. For the past 14 years, Tom has served as an adjunct professor of law at Suffolk University Law School; and most-recently at MIT.



Developed and implemented patent strategy for numerous companies, resulting in successful IPOs, acquisitions, sales and enforcement.

Represents venture capitalists in IP diligence matters.

Negotiated and drafted numerous partnering deals, including a diagnostics company in $150+ million license deal.

Represented tools company in $10 million licensing transaction.

Handled a significant number of corporate and academic in-licensing and out-licensing deals.

Represents clients in patent interference and reexamination proceedings.


Northwestern University School of Law – J.D., 1991

Bar Admissions

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office
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