Tim Geiger represents clients in litigation and trial work, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. He has litigated patent infringement matters and other intellectual property disputes in federal district courts throughout the United States, including key patent jurisdictions such as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of California, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Tim has experience with patent matters across a wide range of technologies, including computer software, computer hardware, gaming, mobile devices, audio processing, internet-based technology, websites, mechanical devices and oilfield technology.
Prior to his legal career, Tim earned a degree in mechanical engineering and worked with The Lincoln Electric Company, where he provided technical consultation to companies in various industries including oil and gas exploration, transportation and refining, alternative energy and general fabrication.
Recent Notable Matters
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
Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc. — patent infringement with audio processing hardware and software and products containing the same (ITC; audio processing and hardware)
Overstock.com, Inc. — won a significant jury verdict in a patent infringement suit against plaintiff, Alcatel, marking a rare defense victory in a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas in a suit alleging infringement of e-commerce website technology. Represented client in additional patent infringement cases from the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas to the District of Delaware.
eBay Inc. — MasterObjects, Inc. v. eBay Inc. (Northern District of California; patent infringement litigation)
Overstock.com, Inc. — H-W Technology, LLC v. Overstock.com, Inc.; obtained summary judgment in patent infringement matter in the Northern District of Texas
Tall City Exploration, LLC — Griffin Petroleum Co. v. Tall City Exploration, LLC v. American Energy-Permian Basin, LLC; contractual dispute involving ownership of oil and gas assets