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Tim Sullivan is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling primarily in the areas of computer software, wireless communications, and electronic and mechanical devices. He has extensive experience drafting patents relating to wireless telecommunications technology and networks (e.g., 5G, 4G LTE, 4G, hybrid), Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing (e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, automated speech recognition (ASR), natural language processing (NLP), e-commerce, blockchain, cybersecurity, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), big data, medical devices, network storage, image processing, display systems, semiconductor fabrication, and others. Tim has performed numerous patent validity and infringement analyses, evaluated patents for acquisition and licensing, performed directed prosecution, drafted/reviewed licensing agreements, and supported litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Tim was Chief Legal Officer at a neutral arbiter IT audit and risk data platform start-up in Austin, Texas where he created IP strategy and developed and implemented IP portfolios (patents and trademarks) and managed IP risk by performing global freedom-to-operate evaluations and maintaining continued awareness of competitor's products, activities, and IP portfolios. Previously, Tim was a partner in the Austin, Texas office of a leading national IP law firm where he drafted and prosecuted hundreds of foreign and domestic patents relating to computer and electrical technologies.
University of Houston Law Center J.D. (1998) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons
Rice University M.S., Electrical Engineering
Rice University B.A., Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Math
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2001)
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