Neal Gerber Eisenberg is pleased to announce the addition of Timothy M. Nitsch as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group. Nitsch was recently a partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, where he served as co-chair of the intellectual property litigation practice group.
“We are excited to welcome Tim to our deep bench of intellectual property professionals at NGE,” said Tom McDonough, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. “He adds depth to our patent litigation and prosecution practices, particularly in the technology and telecommunications space, and perfectly complements the capabilities of our existing team.” NGE’s IP practice group is recognized nationally and regionally by several prominent legal directories including Chambers USA and The Legal 500.
Tim advises clients and prosecutes patent applications for products such as internet-based software, cellular and telecommunications devices, electronic medical devices, automation hardware and software, cellular charging devices, and database analytic software. Nitsch’s experience also extends to filing and prosecuting patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, procedural actions before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board and appellate proceedings at the Federal Circuit.
After beginning his career as an engineer working on building automation and the access control industry, Nitsch spent more than fifteen years working in technical fields, including computer software and networking, telecommunications, electrical circuits, and mechanical systems. He is a named inventor on six utility patents for electrical systems and mechanical devices.
“Tim will fit seamlessly within our firm’s industrious and collaborative culture,” said Scott J. Fisher, managing partner of Neal Gerber Eisenberg. “His practical experience and technical background will be an asset to the firm and our clients.”
Nitsch received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.S.M.E. in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University.