Timothy Barron counsels and advises his clients on intellectual property and antitrust disputes. Businesses seek his help with complex patent and antitrust matters involving technologies as diverse as pharmaceuticals, 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. He recently obtained a Federal Circuit affirmance of a complete defense verdict for the world’s leading manufacturer of contact lenses in a major patent infringement jury trial involving the company’s best-selling product. He also recently prevailed in an Inter Partes Review, in which the US Patent Office invalidated a patent asserted against his client in District Court litigation. He successfully obtained the dismissal of a patent suit in the Eastern District of Texas involving fibrin sealant patches used in surgery. Mr. Barron also represents his clients in antitrust actions involving patent or other intellectual property issues.
Mr. Barron is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice. He serves the firm as a member of the International and Opinion Letter Committees as well as the Associate Development and Evaluation Committee. Prior to law school, he worked as an engineer at a leading manufacturer of equipment for the industrial air handling market, obtaining comprehensive 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. Mr. Barron has been appointed by United States district courts to represent indigent parties in civil rights lawsuits. In May 2014, Mr. Barron received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.