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Timothy J. Barron

Timothy J. Barron

Jenner & Block
Partner
Chicago, IL, USA


Timothy Barron counsels and advises his clients on intellectual property disputes.  Businesses seek his help with complex patent and trademark disputes involving technologies as diverse as surgical patches, contact lenses, medical products, food processing machinery, mechanical devices, chemical processes, computer software, networking equipment and other electronic devices. 

Mr. Barron has extensive experience in major patent infringement trials and arbitrations, and at Markman, summary judgment and injunction hearings.  Recently, he successfully obtained the dismissal of a patent suit in the Eastern District of Texas involving fibrin sealant patches used in surgery.  He defended the world’s leading manufacturer of contact lenses in an on-going major patent infringement case involving the company’s best selling product.  Mr. Barron also represents his clients in antitrust actions involving intellectual property issues.

Mr. Barron is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice.  Prior to law school, he worked as an engineer at a leading manufacturer of equipment for the industrial air handling market, gaining broad experience in product development, industrial design and systems testing.

Mr. Barron is committed to service in his field.  An active member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, he has spoken on major patent issues to various groups and has authored articles on important topics in intellectual property law. 

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Barron has successfully defended the rights of indigent clients.  In recent years, Mr. Barron represented an inmate in an appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, successfully overturning the district court’s dismissal of his civil rights lawsuit.  In May 2014, Mr. Barron received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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