Tim is a U.S. Patent Office Registered Patent Attorney and received his law degree from Marquette University in 1993 (Law Review). He is an electrical engineer and has a technical background in mechanical, electrical & software engineering. Tim received his EE degree from UW-Milwaukee, with honors, in 1989.
His practice includes counseling small to large corporations on effective filing strategies, risk management, and cost containment. He manages a robust patent and trademark preparation and prosecution practice, renders opinions, and educates in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He focuses his practice on the medical, electronics, software, electro-mechanical, and mechanical arts, and infringement avoidance counseling at initial product conception.
Tim is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated attorney. Martindale-Hubbell states that “an AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence"). (AV is trademark of Martindale-Hubbell).
Tim is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Milwaukee Bar Association. He was on the executive board of IEEE Milwaukee, and served as the Secretary, Vice-Chairperson/Program Chair, and Chairperson. He has lectured at IEEE on IP and served as Chair and co-Chair of the IP Section of the Milwaukee Bar. Tim also lectures at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on patent, trademark, and copyright law.
ZPS specializes in flat fees and providing cost effective service to its customers. ZPS is a paperless office with a completely electronic filing system. Virtually all PTO filings and communication are done electronically.