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Thomas Blaine Luebbering







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Tom joined the firm in 1992, became a registered patent agent in 1993, a patent attorney in 1994, and was admitted to partnership in 1998. Tom has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in environmental engineering and focuses his practice on patent prosecution, licensing, and IP counseling, with a particular emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the aviation, software, navigation, optics, and electronic fields.

Areas Of Practice

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Licensing and Pre-Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution and Licensing


  • 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Kansas, 2007


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Graduated in top 5 of class
    • Honors: President of college fraternity
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • Master of Science - 1991
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Environmental Engineering
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • Bachelor of Science - 1988
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Assistant editor, University of Missouri Engineering School Newspaper
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Regional Champion and National Second Place Winner in AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Law, Trademark Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association (MoBar)
  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Past Employment Positions

  • Burns & McDonnell, Engineering Consultant
  • Hovey Williams LLP, Intern and Patent Agent

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Missouri Alumni Association
  • University of Kansas Alumni Association
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni Association