Timothy D. MacIntyre (Tim)
Principal / Detroit Metro Office
Tim focuses on securing patent protection for a wide range of innovations and technologies with a special emphasis on software related innovations. Before becoming a patent attorney, Tim designed and developed software applications for a number of years, giving him the industry experience to readily grasp technical inventions and formulate a strategy that aligns with his clients’ business objectives.
Tim has developed intellectual property protection strategies for global corporations and small, emerging companies alike, all of whom appreciate his frank and practical approach. He has handled numerous transactional matters involving software patents and related issues, and is considered a specialist in this area by his clients and colleagues. Additionally, he has extensive experience advising clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Tim’s practice also includes working directly with clients to identify and resolve patent infringement matters. He has been involved in multiple patent infringement proceedings in federal court as well as in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, where he uses his diverse skill set to find success for his clients. Tim views issues not only from the perspective of a litigator, but also as someone who has drafted and interpreted claims for many years. Consequently, Tim knows how to present effective arguments, especially at the PTAB.
In his third decade of practice, Tim has prepared and prosecuted more than a thousand patent applications involving a wide range of technologies, including analog circuitry, battery management, fitness equipment, medical devices, network management tools, non-contact sensing, optical networking, speech processing, tactical radios and wireless networking communication protocols. He knows first-hand what it takes to secure patent protection and offers proven results.
Prior to law school, Tim served as a Consultant with Andersen Consulting, where he designed and developed client-server software applications for a number of large companies. Tim’s consulting experience included directing a team responsible for developing technical architectures which supported the software applications.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
- Best Lawyers, Patent Law, 2021-2024
- American Bar Association
- Michigan Patent Law Association
J.D., magna cum laude, Wayne State University, 1997
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990
Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office