Tim represents some of the world’s most innovative companies in high-risk intellectual property and technology disputes, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and software licensing. Tim’s practice spans a wide range of technologies, including computer software and hardware, encryption, mobile devices, communication protocols, software gaming, audio processing, and other internet-based technology, mechanical devices and oilfield technology. Tim is an effective advocate and strategist with a stellar reputation for his experience in all facets of intellectual property disputes. He litigates patent and other intellectual property disputes in courts throughout the United States, including key patent jurisdictions such as the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern and Central Districts of California. He also represents clients in patent-based investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
With a degree in mechanical engineering, Tim has the technical training and acumen to understand and convey complex technologies to courts and juries. Preceding his legal career, Tim worked for The Lincoln Electric Company, providing technical consultation to companies in various industries including oil and gas exploration, transportation and refining, alternative energy, and general fabrication.
Recent Notable Matters
BMC Software — following a federal trial, obtained a $1.6 billion breach of contract and fraud judgment on behalf of BMC against IBM
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. — successfully invalidated five US patents which had been asserted by Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (“MPV”) against firm clients Toshiba Corp., Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., and Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. The technologies at issue related to facial recognition algorithms, digital marketing, and the capture and manipulation of digital images.
HTC Corporation — obtained a complete victory for consumer electronics company HTC in a trademark infringement case in the Eastern District of Virginia. Recently won a ruling entitling HTC to recover $1.5 million in fees based on the exceptional nature of the case.
Baker Hughes Incorporated — obtained jury verdict in favor of the oil field services provider in a patent ownership dispute brought by a former employee of a new product development firm
Big Fish Games, Inc. — successfully invalidated two US patents asserted against online gaming platform
Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc. — patent-based section 337 investigation related to audio processing hardware and software
eBay Inc. — obtained dismissal of claims in patent infringement dispute
Overstock.com, Inc. — represented Overstock in multiple patent infringement disputes, which related to various website technologies, resulting in summary judgment or dismissal of claims