Thomas E. Chisena



Thomas (Tom) Chisena is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice. He advises on all matters involving intellectual property and technology transactions, including licensing, procurement, outsourcing, and other technology law issues affecting companies of all sizes.

Mr. Chisena also advises on cybersecurity and privacy issues affecting all industries, including state, federal, and international laws and regulations.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Chisena was an associate at an AmLaw 100 Boston-based law firm, where he focused his practice in the areas of intellectual property litigation, technology, and cybersecurity. Mr. Chisena instructed in biology before he pursued his legal career.


Mr. Chisena earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016), where he was the executive editor of the Journal of International Law and elected to the Order of the Coif. He was also a blog executive editor and article contributor for Penn Intellectual Property Group and a member of Lambda Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from The Pennsylvania State University (B.S., 2009).

Mr. Chisena holds a certificate in business management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2015) and a standard certificate of teacher of biological science from Rowan University (2010).


Mr. Chisena is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States District Court – District of Massachusetts.


Mr. Chisena is the author of “U.S. and Australian Patent Eligibility Considerations with Regards to Myriad and Sequenom,” Biotechnology Law Report, Vol. 34 (December 2015).


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