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For over 25 years, Tim has assisted clients with patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence, and portfolio management.

He has handled contested matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including post-grant proceedings such as inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and trademark oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). 

Tim has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in diverse technical fields, including:

  • Voice over IP networks
  • Security processors
  • Voice & data mobile roaming
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Machine learning
  • Optical networks & devices
  • Video streaming
  • Videoconferencing
  • Image processing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Medical devices
  • Holographic data storage
  • Laser devices
  • Solar energy systems
  • Sonar systems
  • Blockchain

Tim also advises clients on open source software and OpenChain compliance, open source patent issues, and developing and implementing corporate policies on use of open source software.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim held engineering, product management, and sales positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T Network Systems, and Bellcore.

Tim is a member of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI). He has served as a judge for both the MassChallenge accelerator program and the LES Foundation’s International Business Plan Competition, and as a mentor for the MIT Enterprise Forum Mentor Smart program. Tim has also been an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at the University of New Hampshire (formerly Franklin Pierce) Law Center for Intellectual Property.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S. in Operations Research, Stanford University
  • J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
  • Developed and expanded a major portfolio of patent applications for a fabless semiconductor company.
  • Prosecuted a large portfolio of patent applications for a major European telecommunications company.
  • Prosecuted a significant portfolio of patent applications for a peer-to-peer networking company.
  • Oversaw due diligence of a patent portfolio for an acquisition by a major multinational electronics company.
  • Successfully represented a large computer software company in resolving several domain name disputes.
  • Successfully represented a startup company in a trademark cancellation proceeding.
  • "Podcast Recording: Startup Story: SweatWorks," MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Podcast, March 5, 2021
  • “Post-Grant Review - An Increasingly Important Tool for Challenging Competitors’ Patents,” Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Webcast, November 9, 2016
  • “Strategies for Maximizing Value of Intellectual Property,” Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa - Centro Nacional de Investigación en Imagenología e Instrumentación Médica, Iztapalapa, Mexico, September 1, 2015
  • "Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: A New Framework or Just More Mayo?" Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Webcast, July 17, 2014
  • "Trademark Basics - How to Select Good Trademarks and Effectively Protect Them," Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Webcast, June 19, 2013
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • International Trademark Association
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
  • Black Duck Certified Open Source Legal Professional