Tama has represented clients in cases before district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His litigation experience includes performing initial case assessment, working with experts, participating in settlement negotiations, and handling appeals. He has in-depth familiarity with AIA post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has participated in several inter partes reviews in the power generation and automotive fields, among other technology areas. Tama also has utilized Pre-Issuance Submissions to help clients prevent the issuance of overly broad patents.
Prior to joining Venable, Tama worked as a U.S. Patent Examiner, where he gained experience in examining applications related to drilling and completions, mining, and downhole tools.