Timothy P. McAnulty practices all aspects of patent law, including district court litigations, post-grant proceedings, due diligence, strategic counseling, freedom-to-operate studies, opinion writing, and portfolio development. He represents clients across a wide range of technologies and works closely with them to develop strategies aligned with their business goals.
Tim focuses his practice on contentious patent proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA), reexaminations, and interferences. These proceedings relate to and directly impact issues in parallel district court litigations, and Tim works closely with litigation counsel to coordinate strategies.
Tim has been involved in numerous inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review proceedings, representing both patent owners and petitioners from petition through oral hearing and appeal. Throughout his career, Tim has conducted numerous due diligence investigations and freedom-to-operate studies.
He works with acquiring companies in evaluating the strength of a target portfolio and clearance of target products. He also works with target companies to prepare portfolios for acquisition and provides counseling through investment rounds, acquisition, and initial public offerings.
Tim has assisted many clients in developing patent portfolios with comprehensive strategies toward enforcement, competitive landscapes, licensing, and protecting commercial embodiments. He routinely counsels clients throughout all stages of product development and often works directly with technical teams through design changes.
Tim has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications across various technologies. His technical experience includes medical devices, engine and exhaust-treatment technologies, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, business methods, control systems, green technologies, materials, and chemical processes and equipment.
Prior to joining Finnegan, Tim worked for several years as a patent examiner at the USPTO, examining U.S. and international applications in various mechanical technologies: gearing, bearings, lubrication, linkages, traditional step-change and continuously variable transmissions, robotic manipulators, gear shifters, derailleurs, chain-and-sprocket drives, and other machine components that often relate to automotive components like drive trains, steering columns, and gear shifters.
Tim previously worked as an engineer for both ExxonMobil and Mobil, directly supporting refinery business units by designing and retrofitting complex reactor internals for supporting, transferring, and fluidizing catalysts. He gained working knowledge of all refinery equipment and processes.
- George Washington University Law School J.D., with honors, 2007
- Lehigh University B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
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