Biography

Timothy Sendek is an experienced trial lawyer focusing on patent, trademark, and copyright disputes in U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His experience includes numerous Section 337 trials at the ITC, jury and bench trials in District Court, and patent office litigation, including over 60 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.

A registered patent lawyer with a background in engineering, Tim’s practice covers a range of technologies and sectors, including automotive, electronics, food and beverage, and consumer goods. In addition to his litigation experience, Tim advises clients on IP compliance, risk management, counseling, and patent prosecution.

At the Patent Office, Tim has asserted and defended petitions for IPR and other America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant challenges. In 2015, he was ranked by Patexia as one of the top five attorneys in the country handling IPR petitions. In addition to practice, Tim teaches patent litigation as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.