Timothy M. Nitsch is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and Co-Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.

He represents individual inventors and small, midsized and large corporations. He has experience in technology-related industries such as computer software, computer networking, automation systems, electrical circuits, mechanical systems and business methods. 

As a registered patent attorney, he has advised clients and prosecuted patent applications for products including internet based software, cellular communication devices and methods, electronic medical devices, data mining software, automation hardware and software, telecommunication devices, cellular charging devices, aviation related devices and graphical database analytic software. In addition, he has experience filing and prosecuting patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He also has extensive experience in prosecution procedures at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board including defending and prosecuting Inter Partes Reexaminations, Reissue proceedings and patent appeals. He has also appealed USPTO decisions to the Federal Circuit.

In addition to his prosecution experience, he also has extensive patent litigation experience including defending and prosecuting patent cases at the International Trade Commission, Federal District Courts and arguing patent related appeals to the Federal Circuit. He has also defended and prosecuted numerous copyright infringement actions in Federal District.

Tim also regularly assists clients with negotiating software licensing and development agreements, assignment agreements and product development agreements.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Tim was an Associate in the Intellectual Property group at VedderPrice, Levenfeld Pearlstein and the Dentons. Before practicing law, Tim was a building automation engineer. He also has experience as a senior research engineer at a large network infrastructure manufacturer where he was a named inventor on six patents in the Building Automation and telecommunication industries. Tim regularly counsels his clients in the development of new products including manufacturing, marketing and distribution of products. In addition, Tim regularly assets clients in the design and engineered aspects of many different products.

Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude
B.S., Southern Illinois University

State Bar Admissions

Illinois