Industry leadership:  Tom is active in many industry and professional associations, and in that capacity has chaired a number of software industry conferences.  Tom has had many other professional affiliations, holding positions in both the intellectual property bar  and as a founder and board member in a prominent software industry association (founding Board, Digital Media Alliance, and Washington Software Alliance, Board member 1995-1998).  He is an active member of the ABA, California Bar, IEEE, AIAS, IP Society, Washington Software Alliance, Pacific Incubation Network, and various other high technology industry and legal associations.