CHICAGO – Jan. 10, 2018 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy M. Nitsch has joined the firm as a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Team.
“The firm enthusiastically welcomes Tim to Freeborn as a litigator with our Intellectual Property team,” said David C. Gustman, a Partner and Head of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. “Tim brings a technology background and extensive litigation experience that will be highly valuable to our clients with diverse IP and patent issues.”
Based in Freeborn’s Chicago office, Mr. Nitsch represents individual inventors and small, midsized and large corporations. He has experience in technology-related industries such as computer software, computer networking, automation systems, LED lighting, Internet of Things products, electrical circuits, mechanical systems and business methods.
As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Nitsch has prosecuted patent applications for diverse products and has experience filing and prosecuting patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. His extensive experience at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board includes defending and prosecuting Inter Partes reexaminations, reissue proceedings and patent appeals. He also has appealed U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decisions to the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Nitsch has extensive patent litigation experience including defending and prosecuting patent cases at the International Trade Commission and in federal district courts, and arguing patent related appeals to the Federal Circuit. He has defended and prosecuted numerous copyright infringement actions in federal district court as well. Mr. Nitsch’s practice also involves assisting clients with negotiating software licensing and development, assignment and product development agreements.
Prior to joining Freeborn, Mr. Nitsch was an attorney with Vedder Price. He began his career as a building automation engineer and also has experience as a senior research engineer for a large network infrastructure manufacturer. Mr. Nitsch received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University.
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