Tim Billick is a registered patent attorney with a diverse practice that includes intellectual property litigation, trademark and patent procurement, and technology licensing.  Tim has extensive experience in a wide range of technology areas, including fluid mechanics, software, medical diagnostics, and consumer products.  He has experience in all phases of litigation, and has represented clients in jury trials, as well as before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In his patent practice, Tim helps clients protect innovations concerning mechanical engineering technologies.  His experience also includes advising clients on matters relating to intellectual property portfolios, contracts, and technology licensing.  Tim’s practice extends to advising clients on brand management, trademark procurement, and domain name disputes under the UDRP.

Prior becoming an attorney, Tim worked as a residential carpenter for several companies and helped build homes across the country.  To demonstrate his technical ability to practice before the USPTO, Tim taught himself a range of engineering disciplines and passed the Engineer In Training ("EIT") Exam while practicing law. While in law school, he interned for the Federal Trade Commission and the Honorable Richard L. Young in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Shortly after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, he concluded his work assisting in the revision of licensing policies at the UW’s technology transfer office.  Tim is named to Super Lawyers’ list of “Rising Stars” in 2016 - 2019.  He is a member of the Copyright Society of the USA and the International Trademark Association, and has served as the Intellectual Property Section Chair of the King County Bar Association.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O’Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC 
      Seattle, WA, 2018 – present
    • Lowe Graham Jones PLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2016 – 2018
    • Mann Law Group
      Seattle, WA, 2014 – 2016
    • University of Washington Center for Commercialization
      Licensing Analyst, Seattle, WA, 2013
    • University of Washington Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic
      Seattle, WA, 2012 – 2013
    • Federal Trade Commission
      Consumer Protection Extern, Seattle, WA, Winter 2012
    • The Honorable Richard L. Young
      Judicial Extern, Evansville, IN, Summer 2011
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Copyright Society of the USA
    • Federal Circuit Bar Association
    • International Trademark Association
    • King County Bar Association
      Former Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2016 - 2018
    • Seattle IP American Inn of Court
    • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Representative Experience

    • Hydroblok USA LLC, et al. v. wedi Corp.
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
      Represented Hydro-Blok USA LLC, et al. in patent infringement matter related to prefabricated shower systems.
    • Eko Brands LLC  v. ARM Enterprises, Inc. et al.
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
      Represented plaintiff Eko Brands LLC in patent infringement jury trial pertaining to single-serve reusable coffee cartridges.*
    • In the Matter of Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components thereof, and Products Containing the Same
      U.S. International Trade Commission
      Rescinded enforcement orders on behalf of respondents throughout a Section 337 proceedings concerning utility patent infringement.*
    • Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Romeo & Juliette et al.
      U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
      Represented defendant Romeo & Juliette Inc. in patent infringement jury trial pertaining to footwear designs, and mitigated damages exposure by invalidating several asserted patents.* 
    • Ishow.com, Inc. v. Lennar Corporation, et al.
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
      Represented plaintiff Ishow.com, Inc. in a trademark infringement jury trial pertaining to the use of a mark in connection with residential construction and real estate development services.*
    • The Clearly Food & Beverage Co., Inc. v. Top Shelf Beverages, Inc.
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
      Represented plaintiff The Clearly Food & Beverage Co., Inc. in trademark infringement matter pertaining to use of a mark between two bottled beverage brands.*
    • Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court of the U.S.
      Represented defendant Systems, Inc. in obtaining a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court concerning design patent damages award, vacating prior court’s judgment.*
    • Radio Systems Corporation v. Lalor
      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
      Represented defendant Lalor in a patent infringement matter pertaining to electronic dog collars.*
    • Brilliant Instruments, Inc. v. GuideTech, LLC
      U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
      Represented defendant GuideTech, LLC in patent infringement jury trial pertaining to time interval analyzers and related technology.*

     

    (*indicates represented while at another firm)

  • Presentations & Publications

    Presentations

    • “Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Creators,” GirlGeekCon; panelist (Seattle, WA, November 2019).
    • “DMCA and Kickstarter,” Seattle University, CLE Presentation (Seattle, WA, September 2014).
    • “Disparaging vs. Scandalous Trademarks,” Lowe Graham Jones, CLE Presentation (Seattle, WA, September 2018).

     

    Publications

    • “Technical and Legal Challenges; An Overview of the State of the Art in Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Policy,” University of Washington School of Law Technology and Public Policy Clinic, 2013, Barker, J., Mendez, S., Brown, E., Billick, T.

Education

    • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2013
    • B.S., Business Management, Purdue University, 2010

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Bar Admission: Washington
    • Appellate Courts: Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit
    • District Courts: E.D. Wash., W.D. Wash.
    • United States Patent and
      Trademark Office
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