Kindling leadership

Tom Maliska


360 250 9917


Tom Maliska, Kindlingís director, drives intellectual property and related business strategies for his clients. Tom combines broad technical background and legal experience with strong strategic business development skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Tom brings 23 years of professional experience in successfully building new software technologies in emerging markets and protecting them with intellectual property strategies.  He provides an array of legal, business development and management skills for creation, acquisition, commercial exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property assets.  Tomís practice combines two decades of leadership and experience in high technology, including legal, software development, networking and business development for semiconductor, hardware and software companies.

The common theme is innovation and development of technology and related intellectual property assets.  Clients range from classic startup to public companies.  Historically, Tomís client focus is in the Silicon Valley and Seattle markets, with other corporate engagements throughout the US, in Europe, Asia and Israel.

Specific services provided by Tom include:

  • development of patent portfolios during R&D keyed to your business objectives;
  • revenue generation through technology transfer, licensing, joint development and strategic partnering deals;
  • support of strategic business development and investment; and,
  • strategic management of intellectual property litigation.

These skills and services are described in more detail in the links.