Dr. Timothy Worrall is a U.S. and international patent strategist focusing on developing patent portfolios that can be leveraged defensively to protect a client’s existing innovation, and offensively to protect intellectual property in a broader commercial space. In the due diligence context on both the investor and company side, he assesses the strength and weakness of patent portfolios with an emphasis on providing strategic recommendations to address weakness and increase the portfolio’s value. Timothy’s opinion practice focuses on creating value from intellectual property by developing strategies related to freedom to practice reviews, non-infringement and invalidity analysis, to identify and address threats from third-party patents.
Timothy also works with licensing and transactional attorneys to leverage intellectual property assets. In particular, he works with transactional attorneys in out-license and in-license agreements, private equity and venture capital transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Separately, Timothy works closely with attorneys in litigation and regulatory practices to leverage and maximize intellectual property assets.
In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, Timothy helps innovators protect and maximize the life cycle of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products, assays, and devices. His practice centers around developing and procuring national and worldwide patent portfolios that extend the value of developing technology. He works closely with attorneys in the patent litigation practice to develop portfolios capable of withstanding litigation, and with the firm's FDA practice to develop non-patent exclusivity.
In the energy and cleantech sectors, Timothy develops patent portfolios in an often rapidly evolving commercial environment. He works to develop patent strategies that protect key innovations in fast moving and complex markets, and coordinates with the firm's Energy and Utilities team to assess and facilitate regulatory compliance of technology.
In the materials sector, Timothy develops materials technologies with a focus on technology development, supply chains, international rights, and associated litigation and licensing strategies.
Timothy holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a J.D. and Certificate in Intellectual Property from the University of California-Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Prior to attending law school, he was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.