Tom Shrum grew up in White Salmon, Washington and attended Gonzaga University, where he received a degree in Computer Science in 2007. He then attended the University of Oregon School of Law, where he graduated with a concentration in Intellectual Property in 2010. After working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), he returned to Spokane in 2012 to work for Lee & Hayes, PLLC.
Tom joined McNeice Wheeler in 2016 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Spokane County Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). He was the co-chair of the AIPLA Robert C. Watson Award sub-committee in 2014 and 2015, which included organizing and judging intellectual property papers from law students across the country.
In his practice, Tom represents and advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, and is a registered USPTO patent attorney. He primarily focuses on the fields of computer hardware and software, Internet related technologies, database applications, communications systems, networking software and hardware, and mechanical innovations. His practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications, freedom-to-operate opinions, licensing, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues.
In his free time, you’ll find Tom at Cougar tailgates with a bratwurst and cheering on the Zags to another deep run in the tournament.