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Timothy J. Haller

Timothy J. Haller

Haller Law PLLC

Chicago, IL, USA

Tim Haller graduated with distinction from Clarkson University in Mechanical Engineering in 1968. After serving as a U.S. Naval Officer, he attended Georgetown University Law School. He was a member of the Law Review and received his law degree in 1974.

Since then, Tim has practiced civil litigation throughout the United States, primarily in the Federal Courts, focusing on patent, trade secret and licensing-related matters. Tim has authored articles for legal publications on issues related to intellectual property and has served on committees in various bar and professional organizations. He is a member of the Illinois, New York and Florida bars and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Tim has had lead responsibility in litigating patent matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. He frequently represents individual inventors and small companies that support enforcement and licensing efforts by inventors, although clients also include Fortune 500 corporations. Examples of subject matters handled include jet engine components, CO detectors, electrocardiogram equipment, as well as voice recognition systems, mobile air-conditioning systems, signal encryption, electronic banking systems, fibre bragg gratings, browser based practice management systems, electrophoretic particle displays, and wireless mesh signal routing systems. In recent years, Tim has obtained a number of multi-million dollar results for his clients, some of which include significant licensing programs. Such results included actions on behalf of United Technologies Automotive against National Semiconductor on semiconductor sensing devices and against Fairchild Semiconductor on encryption systems. Representative larger clients include Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Research Center, Communications Research Centre of Canada and Lear Corporation (Lear’s patent action tried to favorable verdict in February 2011 against Johnson Controls Corporation).

Tim was a founding member of the Chicago law firm of Niro, Haller & Niro in the 1970’s. He resigned from the Niro firm in 2015 to start his own firm which represents his same long term clients and continues with a focus on patent litigation and related licensing matters.


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