Tim Bickham provides companies strategic counseling related to their patent portfolios and litigates patent cases in district courts throughout the United States, with particular experience in Delaware and Texas. Tim also has experience leading multijurisdiction litigation as well as litigating Section 337 claims before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Tim is widely recognized as a leader in the complex litigation arena, often involving international parties.
Tim represents companies in US competitor litigation and coordinates international patent enforcement efforts. He works with both Fortune 100 companies and international companies entering the US market. His clients come from a diverse array of industries, including chemicals, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceutical, software and computers, and telecommunications.
Over the past two decades, in addition to working with US and European companies, Tim has developed a practice representing clients from Brazil and China in intellectual property matters.
Tim represents Brazilian companies with their intellectual property matters abroad and also assists international companies with their intellectual property matters within Brazil. Tim has spoken at events sponsored by several leading Brazilian organizations, including Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual (ADPI), Sociedade Brasileira de Direito International (SBDI), EMARF, and The Pharmaceutical Management and Innovation Agency (Agif), based at the Butantan Institute in São Paulo.
With respect to China, Tim represents Chinese companies with patent litigation issues in the US district courts and at the ITC. In addition, he served as the director of external affairs and associate fellow at the Asia Pacific Legal Institute, and he has spoken extensively in China on patent matters facing Chinese companies doing business in the United States.
Tim also lectures at the Intellectual Property Training Institute sponsored by the George Washington University, and he has lectured on patent procurement and licensing for the National Technology Transfer Center. He was an advisor to the George Washington University's Dean Dinwoody Center for Intellectual Property Studies, where he organized many of the Center's programs.
Tim's articles have been published in the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Quarterly Journal and the Intellectual Property Litigator.
- District of Columbia
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- US Patent & Trademark Office
- LL.M., The George Washington University Law School, 1998
- J.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, 1994
- B.A., William Jewell College, 1991, Chemistry
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- IAM Patent 1000, Litigation: DC Metro Area (2014-2016)
- The Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, Full Coverage (2016)
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association