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Thomas M. Dunlap

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Tom’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret, commercial, entertainment law, business and government contracts disputes, litigation and transactions. Tom has authored numerous books and appeared on national television and radio including Fox, Sundance TV, and NPR speaking a variety of subjects in his fields of practice. In addition to the state and Federal courts of DC, VA, and MD, he is a member of the Federal Courts in Puerto Rico, Colorado and Texas, as well as the Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Circuit, where he has recently argued and won three appellate matters), the Veteran’s Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court, where he was lead counsel on a False Claims Act case (See United States ex rel. Carter v. Halliburton Co.) and in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, (U.S. May 22,. 2017) (No. 16-341) case involving jurisdiction in patent infringement cases.  Other recent litigation victories where Tom served as lead trial counsel include a $12,317,500 verdict in Zuru v Telebanrds et al (EDTX 2017) (patent infringement), and a $2,600,000 verdict in DPX Gear v Prince et al (Loudoun Circuit Court 2017) (breach of contract & fraud).

Tom has been repeatedly named as both a Washington, D.C. and Virginia SuperLawyer (top 2.5%), maintains an AVVO “Superb” rating (10.0), “Top 12” (Northern Virginia Magazine), and Who’s Who in American Law, and has been named to various lists for litigation work such as the “Power 100” Hollywood Reporter) Lawyer in entertainment for his work with independent film studios including Voltage Productions (The Hurt Locker), Millennium Film (Expendables 2) and a host of others. He also works with film industry professionals in a variety of areas including copyright, licensing, distribution, contract, compliance, fund-raising, and clearance. Please see the bottom of this biography for selected cases.
In addition to legal work, Tom has been an associate producer and script editor (Assault on Wall Street by Uwe Boll) and directed stage plays and a public television program in New York. Tom has also been on the other side… and has recently appeared in a few national television commercials. Tom has taught numerous courses for both lawyers and laypersons including Online Defamation, Sports & Entertainment Law, and Mastering Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law (Rossdale CLE) and is the author of A Virginia Lawyer’s Deskbook, Chapter 8, Intellectual Property (Virginia CLE). Tom has a BA in English & Theater from Lafayette College, a JD from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He has served as a US Army Officer (Armor/ Cavalry) and is a licensed pilot, rescue diver, and avid sailor.
While in the Military, Tom Held the Following Positions: |1 -158th Cavalry (RECON) MDARNG, Platoon Leader, 2000 – 2005 | HQ 29th Infantry Division VAARNG, Aide de Camp to MG A.Wyman, Fort Belvoir, VA, 2006 – 2007 | HHC, 1-116th Infantry BSTB VAARNG, Company Commander, Fredericksburg, VA, 2007 – 2009

In addition to nine years as an Army officer (Cavalry), holding an instrument pilot’s license, an MBA and an MS in Biotechnology, Tom has served as a Special Prosecutor and has a background in finance from time spent in commercial banking at JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of New York in the Private Client Group. Tom is presently an Airport commissioner for KJYO (Executive Airport) a Dulles, feeder airport.

Some of Tom’s Past Positions Include: | Chemical Bank, NA (JP Morgan Chase) 1994-1995 | Bank of New York, Institutional Custodies, 1995-1996 | Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney, 1997 | Special Prosecutor, Loudoun County | Special Counsel (appointed by the Governor of Virginia) for Wage Claims | CEO, Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. 2007-2010 (part-time)

Tom served as Recon Scout Platoon Leader, and XO in a light cavalry unit, and served as the aide-de-camp to a Commanding General, and finally as a company commander of an infantry company. Tom also enjoys SCUBA diving (rescue & Nitrox certified) and is a former National Silver Medalist in full contact Burmese kickboxing. As a founder and co-patent holder of a biomedical nano-particle technology (US8382987 B2 and US20140045274 A1), Tom served as the interim CEO and now serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (www.ceresnano.com) which is presently working on numerous government contracts (including multiple Phase 2 awards from DARPA), and the only definitive antigen test for Lyme disease. Tom has two children, and his spouse is a government contracts attorney in Northern Virginia.
Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerDunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLCVienna, VAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. Law School1999  
University of MarylandMastersBusiness Administration2012
University of MarylandMastersBiotechnology2012
Lafayette CollegeBachelorsEnglish and Theater1994
State / Court Date
District of Columbia2001
Maryland1999
Virginia1999
  • American Bar Association | Co-Chair Copyright Litigation Committee | Commercial Litigation | 2009-2012
    Antitrust & Intellectual Property Sections
    Attorney’s Arbitration Services | Arbitrator/ Mediator, Panel Member | 2004 – 2012
    Standard & Poor’s Vista Research – Society for Industry Leaders | Expert Panel Member 2001 – Present
    American Legion, Post 34 – Leesburg | Member | 2002 – Present
    Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Post 1777 – Leesburg, VA
    Virginia State Bar Association | Litigation, Business Law & Intellectual Property Law Section | Member
    Maryland State Bar Association | Intellectual Property Law Section | Membership Committee | 2006 – Present
    Loudoun County Bar Association | Past President 2004 | Board Member 2003, 2005
    American MENSA | 1998 – Present | Capitol M, Member | 2001-Present
    Airplane Owners and Pilots Association | Panel Attorney
    Rotary International | 2004 – Present
    Shenandoah University – NOVA Advisory Board | 2002-2004
    LoudounCares | Board Member | 2005-2010
    Loudoun Community Free Clinic | Board Member | 2003 – 2014
    Leesburg Executive Airport | Commissioner | 2007 – Present
    Free Mason, Olive Branch Lodge and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Alexandria
    Washington, D.C. Bar | Intellectual Property Section
  • NOVA Top 10 Lawyers | Northern Virginia Magazine
    Top 100 Power Lawyers in Entertainment | Hollywood Reporter | 2010
    Virginia SuperLawyer | 2008 – 2009 Rising Star | 2011-2018 SuperLawyer
    Washington, D.C. | SuperLawyer | 2013 – 2018
    Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Rated
    Who’s Who in American Law
    Virginia Legal & Business Elite | 2012, 2013, 2016
    AVVO 10.0
    Leaders in the Law | 2018
  • United States ex rel Carter v. Halliburton Co
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a qui tam action that the district court held was barred by the statute of limitations and the first-to-file bar under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).

  • Buffalo Wings, Factory, Inc. v. Charbroil Grill of Wordlgate, Inc.
    Obtained judgment & $81,000 in sanctions and fees.

  • Swimways Corp. v. Zuru, Inc., No. 2:13CV334, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98092 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)
    Judge Davis of the Norfolk Division of the EDVA found, as a matter of law, that a patent was either anticipated or rendered obvious by the prior art. Summary judgement for the Defendant (our client) Zuru, LLC invalidating the patent.

  • MIZ Engineering, Ltd. v. Avganim, et al., Case No. 2:2005cv00722 (E.D. Va. 2005-2007)
    Dismissal of anti-trust counterclaims under Sherman Act, created new precedential decision concerning attempted monopoly under Sherman Act in the 4th Circuit.

  • In re: World Airways, Inc., Government Accountability Office (GAO) Case B-402674
    Bid protest for $485 million under Department of Defense for air cargo transportation services of fixed-price ID/IQ air cargo transportation services within CENTCOM.

  • Essentials of Intellectual Property, Virgina CLE (2018)
    Sundance TV Talks From Idea to Deal, 2016, 2017, 2018 (live studio panel)
    Determining Damages in Patent Infringement Cases: A 2017 Perspective, The Knowledge Group CLE (2017)
    Understanding and Calculating Lost Profits Damages: Things You Need to Know, The Knowledge Group CLE (2017)
    Virginia Lawyer’s Deskbook – Chapter 8 – Patents, Copyright & Trademark, Virginia CLE (2013, 2015, 2018)
    The Rise of the “Footprint” Approach in Reasonable Royalty Damages: What’s New in 2016, The Knowledge Group CLE (2016)
    Mastering Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law, Rossdale CLE (2014)
    IP Litigation for the Everyday Lawyer, Virginia CLE (2013)
    Intellectual Property How To – IP Jam Session – Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, and Trade Secrets, VA CLE (2014)
    Intellectual Property: The Basic Law on Copyright, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
    Electronic Evidence in Torrent Copyright Cases, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Review, Pario Communications, Bedfordshire, UK (2011) (pp.171-178)
    How to IP – Basics of Filing and Protecting Trademark, Patent, and Copyright – Virginia CLE (2011)
    Online Defamation, Sports & Entertainment Law CLE, Rossdale CLE (2012)
    Mastering Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law, Rossdale CLE (2013)
    Speaking Objections, Virginia CLE (2009)
    Authentication and Admission of Electronic Evidence in State and Federal Courts, Virginia CLE (2009)
    E-Discovery: Implications, Duties and Consequences, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Review, Pario Communications, Bedfordshire, UK (2008) (pp.197-202)
    Electronic Signature Laws: Chapter 8: E-Sign & UETA – Electronic Signatures in the United States, Lexis-Nexis Butterworths, UK (2008)
    eDiscovery: Obtaining & Preserving Digital Evidence in Federal Court, MIS TI Europe Journal, London, UK (2007)
    Best Practices & Winning Legal Strategies for New Technology & Privacy Issues, ReedLogic, (2006)
    Intellectual Property for Small Business, SBDC (2005 – 2011)
    Avoiding Small Business Litigation, Red Eagle Publishing, (2004)
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(2001) Licensed as Attorney in District of Columbia. Verified with District of Columbia Bar.May 26, 2020
(1999) Licensed as Attorney in Maryland. Verified with Maryland State Bar Association.May 26, 2020
(1999) Licensed as Attorney in Virginia. Verified with Virginia State Bar.May 26, 2020

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