Timothy B. Clise

Of Counsel
Tim Clise is an innovative, trusted patent prosecution attorney with experience spanning across a wide range of industries and technologies. He has acted as an advisor to senior management and engineers/scientists on patent law, both US and foreign. He has managed large, fast paced patent dockets (over 3000 matters & over $12 million in IP spend) for multinational tech companies, and led patent disclosure review committees to develop business meaningful patents in view of a competitive landscape as well as multiple cross-cultural patent teams. 

Tim has prepared and prosecuted patent applications on a variety of technologies including telecommunications, computers and software, business methods, gaming systems, automotive technology, consumer appliances and electronics, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices.

Education & Credentials

Education

Michigan State University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992

University of Dayton School of Law

J.D., 1995

Bar Admission

  • Michigan
  • Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Experience

  • Lecturer, Patent Law, University of Missouri – Science and Technology

Publications/Presentations

  • So You Want to Build an App., Panel Moderator, Detroit Start Up Week, 2017
  • Intellectual Property Law Update, Michigan State University College of Law, 2017
  • When and What to Patent, Tech248, 2016
  • IP Law for Growing Businesses, Automation Alley, June 2016
  • IP in the connected car technology space, Oakland County Executive Board, 2016
  • Michigan State University, Entrepreneur Association, Intellectual Property, East Lansing, MI., March 2016
  • Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs, Automation Alley, Troy, MI., 2015
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, Tokyo 2014
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, Tokyo 2013
  • Drafting Responses to Office Actions, In-house at Blackberry, August 2013
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, Tokyo 2013
  • Drafting Responses to Office Actions, In-house at Blackberry, August 2013
  • Duty of Disclosure in view of International Patent Practice, Blackberry, June 2013
  • Intellectual Property Law, American Paralegal Association, March 2012
  • Creating Business Important/Licensable Patents for the U.S., Global Intellectual Property Conference, New Delhi, India, January 2012
  • Intellectual Property Law, American Paralegal Association, November 2011
  • Patent Law - Inequitable Conduct - Therasense, Midwest IP Institute, September 2011
  • U.S. Patent Law, Korean Patent Attorney Association, September 2011
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, September 2011
  • U.S. Patent Law for Entrepreneurs, University of Wisconsin-Superior, June 2011
  • Crafting Software Patents, University of Missouri, Technology Transfer Offices, February 2011
  • Intellectual Property for Small Businesses and Startups, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Rochester, MN., February 2011
  • Intellectual Property with a Business Purpose, Licensing Executive Society, Twin Cities branch, November 2010
  • U.S. Patent Law, Korean Patent Attorney Association, September 2010
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, September 2010
  • U.S. Patent Law – Expediting US Patent Prosecution, September 2009, Korean Patent Attorney Association
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, September 2009
  • U.S. Patent Law – Practical Patent Application Preparation, Korean Patent Attorney Association, August 2008
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, August 2008
  • Proposed US Patent Law Revisions, AIPLA European Practice Section, European Patent Office and UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, 2008
  • Communications and Software Patents, C5, London, 2008
  • U.S. Patent Law – Case Law Update and New USPTO Rules, Korean Patent Attorney Association, 2007
  • U.S. Claim Drafting Practice, Japanese Intellectual Property Association, 2007
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty Practice and Update, Minnesota Paralegal Association, 2007
  • Communications and Software Patents, C5, London, 2007
  • Latest Developments in U.S. Patent Law, Limitations of Patent Damages for Medical Personnel, U.S. Duty of Disclosure Rules, 2006, numerous EP law firms
  • Advanced Patent Prosecution: Claim Drafting with a View Toward Litigation, SLWK seminar, 2005
  • Advanced Patent Prosecution: Mechanical Claim Prosecution, SLWK seminar, 2005
  • Advanced Patent Prosecution: Drawings and Designs, SLWK seminar, 2005
  • Advanced Patent Prosecution: Electrical Claim Drafting, SLWK seminar, 2004
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