Timothy B. Scull

Partner
Denver
1801 California St., Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1648

Education

University of Colorado School of Law
   J.D., 1996
   Moot Court

Colorado State University
   B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1992
   Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
Colorado State Bar, 1996

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
    Advisory Board Member, Intellectual Property Section
Denver Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Awards & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2009-2017
Listed as a Top IP Lawyer in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013, 2015-2016
IP Stars by Managing IP 2013-2014
Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012-2016
Recommended for Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution by The Legal 500, 2010-2014
Listed in The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners - IAM Patent 1000, 2010-2014
Best Intellectual Property Lawyer, Law Week Colorado Barrister's Best, 2010, 2014
Listed in Colorado's Corporate Counsel Black Book - Intellectual Property Transactions, 2007- 2008

Publications & Speaking

The PTAB Speaks: Decisions, Initiatives and More, panel moderator, 13th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, May 29, 2015

Pending Cases May Change Patent Landscape, Law Week Colorado, co-authored with Michael Erbele, June 2, 2014

Moderator for What You Don't Know: Immigrant Detention Centers in Our Backyards, featuring Maria Hinojosa, Conference of World Affairs, April 2011

Protecting IP Abroad: A Cost Benefit Analysis, speaker on panel with Bill Harmon of Microsoft and Daniel Lejeune of Gambro, 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, June 5, 2008

Drafting Patents to Reach Outside U.S. Borders, speaker, 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, May 25, 2007

Protecting Technology - Introduction to Patent Law, speaker, 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, May 31, 2006

Protecting Technology - Patents 101, speaker, 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, April 27, 2005

Tim’s practice focuses on complex patent portfolio analysis and strategic patent prosecution. Tim learns as much as possible about his clients' problems and business goals so he can craft the best solutions for them. He believes in developing long-standing relationships with his clients for long-term client care.

In addition to conducting complex patent portfolio analysis, Tim provides infringement and validity opinions with respect to existing patents. He has extensive experience in IP litigation. Tim has also prepared and prosecuted trademark applications, and provided opinions on whether potential trademarks may be registered in view of existing marks. 

Tim has experience in various technologies, but focuses on software and computer-architecture related projects.

Tim is the Managing Partner of Merchant & Gould’s Denver office and the past Chair of the Electrical and Software Practice Group. He is also very active on Diversity Committee projects.

    

Representative Cases

Patent Prosecution

Tim has drafted over 100 patent applications and been involved in the prosecution of several hundred other applications. He manages numerous patent portfolios for large and small clients.

Patent- and Trademark-Related Litigation Experience

Tim is actively involved in litigation matters in both patent and trademark areas. Past cases include:

  • Microsoft v. Commission of the European Communities (Case T-201/04) (Court of First Instance, Luxemburg):  Expert witness on behalf of Microsoft.
  • Motorola v. Micron (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas): Defended Freescale against semiconductor and computer architecture patents asserted by Micron.
  • GolfTEC v. Bentley Kinetics (U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado): Represented owner of patent relating to computerized swing analysis system.
  • Climax Molybdenum Company v. Molychem LLC (International Trade Commission): Represented complainant in a trial to ITC relating to patent infringement of molybdenum compound for use as smoke suppressant.
  • Sierra Funding Corp v. Sierra Funding Group (U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado): Represented owner of federally registered trademark.

Opinion

Tim has drafted and provided hundreds of opinions regarding patent infringement and/or validity.

Portfolio Analysis

Tim has supervised teams of attorneys in providing portfolio analysis services to different clients in the areas of electronics and software. He was the lead attorney in providing analysis of Microsoft patent portfolio as it relates to protocols to be licensed in relation to Case COMP/C-3/37.792 Microsoft in the European Union.


MEDIA CENTER

All Media
Articles
12/19/16
Moving Forward: Managing Partner Roundtable 2016
Tim Scull, managing partner of Merchant & Gould's Denver office, looks back at 2016 and ahead to 2017 in this Law Week Colorado feature article.Managing Partner Roundtable: Moving Forward Law Week Colorado Dec. 19, 2016 Vol. 14 No. 51Law Week on ...
Press Releases
10/17/16
Merchant & Gould Ranked in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016
Merchant & Gould's patent practice has been recognized in this year's edition of IAM Patent 1000, a publication by Intellectual Asset Management that lists the world’s leading patent professionals. In its 2016 rankings of firms and individuals, ...
Events
6/2/16
Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute 2016
Tim Scull, managing partner of Merchant & Gould's Denver office, will be a panelist in a patent/patent litigation session on Section 101 updates at the 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute. Also, the firm will ...
Press Releases
8/17/15
Merchant & Gould Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America┬ę 2016
Merchant & Gould announces today that thirteen attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which lawyers confidentially evaluate their ...
Press Releases
7/10/15
Tim Scull and Peter Gergely Ranked as Top IP Lawyers in 2015 Chambers USA
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm, is proud to announce that Denver partners Tim Scull and Peter Gergely have been ranked as top intellectual property attorneys in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers ...
Press Releases
6/19/15
Merchant & Gould Presents at the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute
Merchant & Gould attorneys Tim Scull and Tony Zeuli attended as Fellows at the Hispanic National Bar Association/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) in Washington, D.C. in early June.    IPLI is a summer immersion program that ...
Press Releases
10/1/12
Twelve Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America
Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that 12 of the firm’s attorneys are named by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America 2013® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Merchant & Gould ...
Press Releases
9/3/12
Two Merchant & Gould Attorneys in Denver Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America
Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that Timothy B. Scull and Peter A Gergely have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013®.Mr. Scull is recognized in the fields of copyright law, ...
Press Releases
8/10/10
Eight Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named 2011 Best Lawyers in America®
Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that eight of the firm's attorneys are named by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America 2011®. The attorneys, who represent three regional offices, are recognized for intellectual ...
Press Releases
7/1/05
Merchant & Gould Names Timothy Scull Shareholder
Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould has promoted Timothy Scull to shareholder in its Denver office. Scull practices general intellectual property law with an emphasis on preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He has been with Merchant ...