Thomas Michael Webster, Sr. passed away gently and peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 9th, 2016. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Tom received his degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He went on to study law at Georgetown University while working at the U.S. Patent office and the Dept. of Naval Research in Washington DC. In 1966, he joined the Chicago patent law firm of Wolf, Hubbard, Voit and Osann as a practicing patent attorney.