Thomas C. Yebernetsky is a patent attorney in the firm’s Litigation and Post-Grant practice groups and specializes in adversarial proceedings before the USPTO, district courts of the United States, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has extensive experience in inter partes review and covered business method administrative trials before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) as well as appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additionally, he provides counseling and presentations on PTAB proceedings and patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Mr. Yebernetsky has successfully assisted clients in a wide range of electrical and mechanical technologies including consumer electronics and smartphones, cloud and distributed computing systems, software programs, automotive systems, communications protocols, and semiconductors. Mr. Yebernetsky’s clients include some of the largest smartphone, internet, and automotive companies in the world.

Prior to law school, Mr. Yebernetsky was an Officer in the United States Navy. Having served on board a Virginia-class nuclear submarine and successfully completed the Navy’s elite Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, he obtained extensive training and operational experience in all aspects of nuclear powered propulsion, including reactor core design, chemistry, fluid mechanics, power generation and distribution, and instrumentation and control systems.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Yebernetsky was an engineering intern at First Energy Corporation. He was a lead designer for several energy production system upgrades and designed a programmable logic control system to upgrade several of the plant’s control systems.


  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board