Areas of Practice
  • The George Washington University School of Law, LL.M., 1998
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • William Jewell College, B.A., Chemistry, 1991
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Timothy C. Bickham

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 5517
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Timothy C. Bickham is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office, and focuses his practice on patent litigation and strategic counseling.  Mr. Bickham has litigated patent cases in district courts throughout the United States, with particular experience in Delaware and Texas.  In addition, Mr. Bickham has experience in Section 337 litigation before the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Mr. Bickham represents companies in US litigation and coordinates international patent enforcement efforts.  His clients come from a diverse array of industries, including:

  • Chemical
  • Electronics
  • Medical Device 
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Software and computers
  • Telecommunications

Over the past two decades, in addition to working with US and European companies, Mr. Bickham has developed a practice representing clients from Brazil and China in intellectual property matters.   

Mr. Bickham has a longstanding focus on Brazil.  He represents Brazilian companies with their intellectual property matters abroad and also assists international companies with their intellectual property matters within Brazil.  Mr. Bickham has been invited to lecture at events sponsored by several leading organizations, including: ABPI- Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual; SBDI – Sociedade Brasileira de Direito International; EMARF; and Agif - The Pharmaceutical Management and Innovation Agency (based at the Butantan Institute in São Paulo). 

With respect to China, Mr. Bickham represents Chinese companies with patent litigation issues in the US district courts and at the ITC.  In addition, Mr. Bickham 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.

Mr. Bickham 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.

Mr. Bickham's articles have been published in the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Quarterly Journal and the Intellectual Property Litigator. 


  • IAM Patent 1000, Litigation:  DC Metro Area, 2014-2016
  • The Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Full Coverage, 2016

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association