Tim is a partner and litigator in the Intellectual Property practice group. He focuses his practice on advising clients and prosecuting 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. He also has defended and prosecuted many Federal District copyright infringement actions.
A registered patent attorney, Tim has experience 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. In addition to his prosecution experience, he also has a deep background in patent litigation, including defending and prosecuting patent cases with the ITC and federal district courts and arguing patent-related appeals before the Federal Circuit.
After beginning his career as an engineer working on building automation and the access control industry, Tim spent more than 15 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. His engineering background is of considerable value when he assists clients who are negotiating software licensing and development, assignment, and product development agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Tim was an IP litigation partner in the Chicago office of Freeborn & Peters LLP, where he served as co-chair of the intellectual property litigation practice group.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit