Thomas Morton is the President and General Counsel for SUPERNAP. Given the innovations and patents that SUPERNAP has become widely-recognized for over the past decade, Thomas plays a significant role in building intellectual properties created by Rob Roy.
Previously, Thomas was affiliated with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, representing clients in the areas of intellectual property and business counseling. While his practice focused on the representation of emerging growth companies in telecommunications and technology, Thomas also represented Pillsbury Winthrop's large institutional clients in connection with technology, telecommunications, outsourcing transactions, acquisition due diligence and other technology-related commercial transactions.
In addition to representing large-scale transactions, Thomas represented companies on hundreds of software license agreements, patent and technology license agreements, development agreements, OEM/distributor/reseller agreements, consulting and technical services agreements, joint venture/strategic partner agreements, technology transfer agreements, asset purchase agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, and e-commerce and Internet transactions. Thomas also counseled technology clients on intellectual property rights, trade secret and copyright issues, as well as privacy, data protection matters and e-commerce issues.
Prior to his work in the legal field, Thomas was an accountant for a Fortune 500 manufacturer where he assisted with corporate-wide forecasting and merger and acquisition strategies.
Thomas has been actively involved as a board member of McClellan Technology Incubator and the Sacramento Region Technology Alliance. He has been a board member of Intellectual Property Law Section of the Sacramento Bar Association since 2001.