From start-ups to technology powerhouses and all points in between, Tim applies his deep experience in corporate and IP law to structure technology transactions that make business sense.
A technology lawyer focused on helping clients leverage their knowledge capital, Tim offers clients a deep understanding of transactions and disputes involving technology development and licensing, and the intellectual property issues that underlie those disciplines.
Tim's experience in corporate law and commercial disputes informs his counsel in the areas of software, big data, cybersecurity, technology development, trademark clearance, protection and enforcement, as well as general commercial transactions such as product supply and distribution agreements. He offers clients a rare combination of practical experience and legal savvy to negotiate technology agreements, resolve disputes and protect foundational IP capital and products.
Tim develops strategies for the worldwide registration and protection of the trademark portfolios of well-known brands in industries ranging from professional sports teams to restaurants and hospitality, gifts and greeting cards, and tax preparers.
He negotiates and prepares a wide range of agreements for software and technology development, transfer, licensing and escrow, e-commerce, copyright, trademark and trade secrets, plus agreements for a wide range of technology transactions.
Tim's recent internet-related experience includes disputes about trademark rights and internet domain names, software development agreements, the development of interactive internet sites, and negotiation of website agreements.
His business trial experience encompasses a wide range of cases involving software development and licensing agreements, copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement and domain name disputes.
Tim has advised clients on technology transactions and related issues for over two decades. He is a frequent speaker and author on IP topics.
News & Insights
- Press Release08.15.2019
- Press Release08.27.2018
- Press Release08.15.2017
- Press Release08.15.2016
- Press Release10.12.2015
"US Trademark Applications based upon Foreign Applications and Registrations – A Review of the Issues," Lawyers Associate of Kansas City Annual IP CLE, Kansas City, MO, February 23, 2017
- Firm Events08.18.2014
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Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
Named a Super Lawyer© in Missouri for Intellectual Property Law
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Creighton University Alumni Association Advisory Board
Leadership Northeast, class of 1995
Licensing Executives Society
American Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
- Intellectual Property Law Section, President, 2004-2005
The Missouri Bar
- Technology and Computer Law Committee, Chair, 1995-1997; Vice Chair, 1993-1994
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Computer Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2002; Prior Chair/Vice-Chair 1992-1994
- Antitrust/Business Tort Law Committee, Vice Chair, 1999
Kansas City Lawyer’s Association
Missouri Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Court Automation, 1993-1994
Practices & Industries
- Intellectual Property & Technology
- IP & Technology Transactions
- Trademark Prosecution & Brand Management
- Private Business
- Copyright Protection
- Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
- IP & Technology M&A Due Diligence
- Sports & Recreation
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Trademark, Trade Dress, False Advertising & Unfair Competition Litigation
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Autonomous Vehicles
- Missouri, 1987
- Kansas, 1988
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
University of Iowa, J.D.,1987
- Order of the Coif
Creighton University, B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1984