Tim helps clients, inventors and business owners across multiple industries secure and protect their intellectual property.

Overview

A registered patent attorney, Tim works tirelessly to protect his clients' intellectual property. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and patent preparation and prosecution.

Tim has litigated trade secret and patent, trademark, and copyright infringement cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His experience includes challenging and defending the validity of patents in Inter Parte Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings before the USPTO. 

With degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering, he prepares and prosecutes patents in a variety of electrical, electronics, software and computer system technologies. Tim's practice also includes drafting and negotiating software licenses, patent licenses, trademark licenses, and non-disclosure agreements.

Throughout his career, Tim has secured, enforced, and defended patents in a variety of technologies, including computer operating system software, distributed computing software, cellular phone technology, medical and financial data storage and processing software, computer network technology, electrical controls, construction products and methods, and water craft.

Tim gained technical experience with electrical products, equipment, and controls prior to law school working as an electrical engineer in automotive manufacturing plants, power plants and a brewery.

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Publications

Co-author, "Liability of Computer Maintenance Providers under Copyright Law: Storage Tech. Corp. v. Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc." Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal, Santa Clara University School of Law, Volume 22, Number 4, May 2006

Recognitions

Recognitions

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2023

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016-2017

Missouri & Kansas Rising Star, 2011-2015

Burton Award for Legal Achievement in Association with Library of Congress, 2007

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Missouri Bar Association

Illinois Bar

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

Washington University-St. Louis, J.D., 2005

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, 1997

Saint Louis University, B.A., Applied Mathematics, 1995

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