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Timothy K. Klintworth, Esq.

Partner

PRACTICE SUMMARY

Mr. Klintworth is a co-founder of Klintworth and Rozenblat IP. Mr. Klintworth has over twenty years of experience in the intellectual property field and has extensive experience in counseling and management of intellectual property portfolios, patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, patent and trademark opinions, due diligence assessments, licensing, product development strategies, technology transfer, intellectual property litigation, and copyrights.

Mr. Klintworth has filed and prosecuted in excess of five-hundred patent applications on behalf of diverse clientele including Fortune 500 companies, medium sized companies, start-ups, and Universities.  Mr. Klintworth has successfully represented domestic and international companies in intellectual property litigation.  Mr. Klintworth's practice includes a wide array of technology fields.  Representative technology fields in which Mr. Klintworth has experience include: aeronautics; automotive; business methods; chemical processes; computer hardware; electronics; furniture; internet applications; materials; mechanical devices; medical devices; nanotechnology; power tools; semiconductors; and software.

 

Mr. Klintworth also is experienced in conducting searches to determine the availability of marks, filing, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, rendering trademark opinions, and counseling clients on a wide range of trademark issues.  Mr. Klintworth counsels the firm’s clients to develop and protect their portfolios.  Mr. Klintworth utilizes an extensive network of foreign associates to protect the intellectual property of the firm’s clients worldwide.   

 

Mr. Klintworth's experience includes representing the following companies in intellectual property matters: one of the world's largest aeronautical companies; one of the world's largest medical device companies; one of the world's largest manufacturers of farm and heavy equipment; one of the world's largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; one of the country's largest physical infrastructure companies; one of the country's largest automobile companies; one of the country's largest electronics companies; one of the country's largest power tool companies; one of the country's largest tobacco companies; one of the country's largest furniture companies; several of the country's most prominent universities; and diverse companies of varying sizes in technologies such as tools and equipment, houseware products, storage systems, office equipment and furniture, computers and software, business methods, internet applications, health benefits systems, electronic devices, material compositions, and manufacturing processes.

 

Prior to founding Klintworth and Rozenblat IP, Mr. Klintworth was a Partner at Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon (now Locke Lord), and also practiced at Brinks Gilson & Lione.

REPRESENTATIVE PATENT PROSECUTION EXPERIENCE


■ Represented one of the country's largest aeronautical companies in a variety of intellectual property matters, including procurement and prosecution, involving technologies such as composite materials, methods of manufacturing, autopilot systems, landing systems, control systems, fuselage designs, instrumentation, hydraulics, power generation, computer systems, energy efficiency systems, environmental protection systems, navigation systems, defense systems, communication systems, aircraft interior components, safety devices, and aircraft design.

 

■ Represented one of the country's largest medical device and drug companies in intellectual property matters, including procurement and prosecution, involving technologies such as energy based products, minimally invasive devices, and surgical devices.

 

■ Represented one of the world's largest manufacturers of farm and heavy equipment in intellectual property matters, including procurement and prosecution, involving technologies related to farm machinery and moving equipment.

 

■ Represented one of the world's largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in intellectual property matters, including procurement, prosecution, and opinions, using a team of firm lawyers having expertise in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

 

■ Represented one of the country's largest physical infrastructure companies in intellectual matters, including procurement and prosecution, involving technologies such as cabinet, rack, and cable management systems, connector devices, and tools.

 

■ Represented several of the country's most prominent universities in intellectual matters, including procurement and prosecution, involving diverse technologies using a team of firm lawyers having varied expertise.

 

■ Represented disparate companies in intellectual property matters, including management of intellectual property portfolios, procurement and prosecution, litigation, and opinions, involving technologies such as tools and equipment, houseware products, storage systems, office equipment and furniture, computers and software, business methods, internet applications, health benefits systems, electronic devices, material compositions, and manufacturing processes.

 

■ Represented one of the country's largest automobile manufacturers in intellectual property matters, including opinions, involving technologies such as engines, compressors, braking systems, fuel efficiency mechanisms, control systems, body designs, advanced materials, suspensions, transmissions, catalytic converters, lighting systems, pumping systems, and restraint systems.

 

■ Represented one of the country's largest privately-held medical device manufacturers in intellectual property matters, including procurement, prosecution, due diligence assessments, opinions, and litigation, involving technologies such as minimally invasive devices, stents, catheters, needles, cytology brushes, distal protection devices, balloons, stent materials, drug delivery devices, memory-shape stents and devices, abdominal aortic aneurysm endovascular grafts, filters, guide wires, grasping devices, manufacturing methods, and rapid exchange devices.

 

■ Represented one of the country's largest power tool companies in intellectual property matters, including opinions, relating to power tools.

REPRESENTATIVE PATENT LITIGATION EXPERIENCE

 

■ Represented Tyco Electronics Corp. in a suit concerning polymeric circuit protection devices, and obtained a consent judgment of validity and infringement in client's favor.

 

■ Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a suit concerning a method for reducing tobacco specific nitrosamines, and obtained summary judgment in client's favor.

 

■ Represented True Manufacturing in a suit concerning a refrigerator design, and won jury verdict for client.

 

■ Represented owner of Menard, Inc. hardware stores in copyright infringement, unfair competition, and trade dress suit concerning rights to sculptural works. Successfully settled matter with confidential terms.

 

■ Represented Brushtech, Inc. in a suit concerning a brush device for cleaning sink drain recesses. Suit dismissed with prejudice in client's favor.

 

■ Defended Amway Corp. in Proctor & Gamble's appeal to the 10th Circuit concerning the Lanham Act, defamation, tortious interference with business relations, and vicarious liability. The 10th Circuit affirmed the lower court's decision, which had dismissed the suit.

 

■ Represented East Precision Measuring Tool Co., Ltd., Urban Gorilla Tools, Inc., and Larry Lemelson in a breach of contract, tortious interference, defamation, and consumer fraud suit concerning product importation. The consumer fraud claims were dismissed with prejudice in clients' favor and the suit subsequently settled with confidential terms.

 

■ Represented Cook, Inc. in a suit concerning an abdominal aortic aneurysm endovascular graft system. The court dismissed the suit against Cook, Inc. granting asummary judgment in Cook's favor.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court's ruling.

 

■ Represented First Health Group in declaratory judgment action concerning Allcare's infringement allegations regarding a health management system and business method. Suit settled with confidential terms.

 

■ Represented First Health Group in a suit concerning a health management system and business method. Suit settled with confidential terms.

 

■ Represented Dometic Corp. in a suit concerning a connector for an awning cover. Suit settled with confidential terms.

 

■ Represented Touchcom, Inc. and Touchcom Technologies, Inc. in a suit involving an interaction pump system. Suit settled with confidential terms.

 

■ Represented Shanghai Dafa Electrical Equipment Co. and Modern Appliance Corp. in a suit involving a grill design. Suit settled with confidential terms.

EDUCATION

■ University of Missouri, J.D., 1996

■ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1993

 

PRIOR LAW FIRMS

■ Brinks Gilson & Lione

■ Locke Lord

 

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

■ Admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Missouri
■ Admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois
■ Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office