After serving as President and Managing Partner of the firm for 14 years, following service as Chemical & Materials Technologies’ Practice Group Leader, Chair of all firm Practice Group Leaders, and Chair of various firm committees including Training and Hiring, Tim has returned to full-time legal practice.
Tim’s practice encompasses worldwide intellectual property counseling, including patent prosecution, re-issues, opinions, agreements, foreign oppositions, trademarks, trade secrets, IP due diligence and related transactions in essentially all areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, polymers and materials science, nanotechnology, microfluidics, and biotechnology. Tim is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office.
Tim counsels clients in industry and academia, from venture-backed high-tech companies building domestic and international intellectual property portfolios, to larger companies with mature product streams, in all cases aligning IP strategy with client business goals. Tim also serves venture capital firms in evaluating the IP position of companies that are the target of potential investment.
Before entering graduate school at MIT, Tim was involved in epidemiology research at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also has industrial chemical research experience, and he has authored several publications in both the chemical and legal fields.
"Tim is incredible at client service and decision-making skills and has access to the best people in the firm."
"For someone as busy as Tim is, he always makes sure he is on top of what is going on with our portfolio and projects and makes sure the attorneys are getting the work done. He spends a lot of time managing the relationship."
"When I need to speak with Tim—weekends or evenings—he is always available."