Tim Clise specializes in U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical arts. Tim`s practice also includes preparing opinions, including freedom to operate, patentability opinions, infringement opinions, and intellectual property transactions. Tim also advises his clients on designs, trademarks and... see more >
Tim`s practice extends beyond traditional patent prosecution and includes advising companies, venture capitalists, angel investors, and individual investors on patent portfolios prior to investment, divesture or monetization.
Tim`s experience spans across a wide range of industries and technologies. He has experience counseling clients from large, Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups. Tim has prepared and prosecuted patent applications on a variety of technologies including telecommunications, computers, computer software, business methods, gaming systems, automotive technologies, consumer appliances/electronics, building products, semiconductor fabrication and medical devices.
Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Tim was an Intellectual Property Attorney for a major wireless communications corporation. In his role, he evaluated internal inventions to determine filing decisions, directed patent application drafting on a worldwide basis, and managed patent professionals throughout the world in developing patent portfolios in various technologies, including audio, mechanical and antennas. Tim also reviewed large patent portfolios for licensing, enforcement and divesture opportunities. Tim was also the Managing Partner of his own firm based in Minnesota.
Tim is recognized as a leader in intellectual property law and as a result has been invited to speak on internal best practices, how to develop meaningful patent portfolios and various other intellectual property topics. He also routinely speaks in Asia and Europe on various US patent law topics, for example, before the Japanese Intellectual Property Association, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Korean Patent Attorney Association, and at various client locations throughout the world. < see less
Practice Areas & Industries
J.D., University of Dayton
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Minnesota
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney to Discuss Claim Drafting in Presentation to Japanese Intellectual Property
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., - Brooks Kushman Senior Attorney Timothy Clise will share his insights on best practices for claim drafting in the United States during a presentation for the Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) on August 27, 2014. In his presentation, Clise will discuss trends and best practices for Japanese companies to...
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman P.C. is again expanding its intellectual property (IP) expertise with the addition of two new attorneys. Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Timothy B. Clise and Jennifer K. Ziegler have joined the firm as Senior Attorneys. The addition of Clise and Ziegler extends a...
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Strategies for Entrepreneurs,” Michigan State University Entrepreneur Association, March 2016
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Strategies for Entrepreneurs,” Automation Alley Entrepreneur Law Seminar, June 2016
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Strategies for Entrepreneurs,” Automation Alley Entrepreneur Law Seminar, October 2015
Speaker, “U.S. Claim Drafting Practice,” Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), 2007-2014
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Law,” American Paralegal Association, March 2012
Speaker, “Creating Business Important/Licensable Patents for the U.S.” Global Intellectual Property Conference, January 2012
Speaker, “Intellectual Property Law, American Paralegal Association,” November 2011 and March 2012
Speaker, “U.S. Patent Law,” Korean Patent Attorney Association, September 2011
Speaker, “Inequitable Conduct,” Therasense, Midwest IP Institute, September 2011
Speaker, “U.S. Patent Law for Entrepreneurs,” University of WI – Superior, June 2011
Speaker, “Crafting Software Patents,” University of MO, February 2011
Speaker, “Intellectual Property for Small Businesses and Startups,” Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), February 2011
Speaker, “Intellectual Property with a Business Purpose,” Licensing Executive Society, November 2010
Speaker, “U.S. Patent Law,” Korean Patent Attorney Association, September 2010
Speaker, “U.S. Patent Law – Expediting US Patent Prosecution,” Korean Patent Attorney Association, September 2009
Speaker, “U.S. Patent Law – Practical Patent Application Preparation,” Korean Patent Attorney Association, August 2008
Speaker, “Proposed US Patent Law Revisions,” European Patent Office and UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, 2008
Speaker, “Patent Cooperation Treaty Practice and Update,” Minnesota Paralegal Association, 2007
Speaker, “U.S. Patent Law – Case Law Update and New USPTO Rules,” Korean Patent Attorney Association, 2007
Speaker, “Communications and Software Patents,” C5, 2007
Speaker, “Advanced Patent Prosecution: Electrical Claim Drafting, Drawings and Designs, Mechanical Claim Prosecution, Claim Drafting with a View Toward Litigation,” SLWK seminars, 2004-2005