Tim is of counsel in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of Vorys eControl. Tim’s practice focuses on helping clients develop and maintain online sales control solutions that protect brand equity and support long-term brand growth.
Tim has worked with brands in the automotive/tire, pest control, sports/outdoor and garden industry, among others, to drive profitable eCommerce sales growth. Through a combination of rigorous data analysis, KPI-focused business strategy and legally-backed enforcement, Tim helps clients identify and neutralize issues arising from unauthorized sales, channel conflict, MAP violations, brand equity erosion, product diversion, counterfeit products and quality control issues.
Tim also has extensive experience with patent and trademark enforcement on online marketplaces like Amazon. He has successfully enforced multiple brands’ utility and design patents through Amazon’s Brand Registry and the utility patent evaluation process, resulting in the removal of infringing products from the marketplace. Tim has also represented brands in district court cases that have resulted in substantial settlements and injunctions.
Tim is also in the intellectual property practice group and has over 15 years of experience with patents in biotech, chemical, software, and mechanical technologies. He has experience with all phases of the intellectual property practice including patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, drafting freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and patentability opinions, due diligence investigations, litigation, counseling clients on IP matters relating to employees, and negotiating and drafting IP transfer agreements.
Tim received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he served as articles editor on the University of Cincinnati Law Review. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Tulane University.
Professional & Community Activities
Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky, Board of Directors, President, 2010 to present
CincyIP, Board Member and Officer, 2018-2021
Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2019 Class
News & Insights
- EventStrategies for Stopping Patent Infringement on Amazon
- EventStrategies for Controlling Seasonal Online Marketplace Sales
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2007
Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Ph.D., 2001
Tulane University, B.S., 1996
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.