I practice exclusively in Intellectual Property (IP) law -- counseling, management, rendering opinions, training in preparing & prosecuting patent applications, as well as prosecuting electrical, software, electro-mechanical, and mechanical patent applications. Law degree in '93 from Marquette (Law Review). EE in '89 from UW-M (honors).
I am registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to forming ZPS in 2002, I practiced IP law at a number of downtown firms but was first introduced to a career in IP as an engineer at Caterpillar back in 1989. I have worked with the firm's clients for many years to form close business partnerships.
Prior to law school, I worked was an electrical and software engineer at Eaton and Caterpillar.
ZPS specializes in flat fees and providing cost effective service to its customers. The office uses a paperless filing system and virtually all filings and communication are done electronically.
I was on the executive board of IEEE Milwaukee, and served as the Secretary, Vice-Chairperson/Program Chair, and Chairperson. I have lectured at IEEE on IP Law and served as Chair and co-Chair of the IP Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association. I frequently lecture at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on patent, trademark, and copyright law.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated attorney ("AV® Preeminent™ (5.0 out of 5) - 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").
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1993
Contingent (1-2%), Fixed (Always)
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I endorse this lawyer. After years of experience at various intellectual property firms in the Milwaukee area, Tim has built up a successful firm of his own. He is well familiar with best practices required to draft a high quality patent application.
Deepak Malhotra Patent Application Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. Tim is the intellectual property attorney to whom I feel comfortable referring my clients. He is a highly skilled, well-respected attorney with an international client base. Unlike many attorneys with his specialized expertise, he also has a well-refined business sense. He provides his clients with top quality business and legal advice to achieve their intellectual property objectives.
Elizabeth Rich Business Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Pee||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2002|
|AV Peer Review Rating||AV Preeminent 5.0||2001|
|AV Preeminent 5.0||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|Law Review||Marquette Law School||1993|
|Certified||United States Patent and Trademark Office||1993|
|Honor Graduated in EE||UW-M||1989|
|Patent Attorney, Shareholder||Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC||2002 - Present|
|Patent Attorney, Shareholder||Cook & Franke, SC||2000 - 2002|
|Patent attorney, associate||Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC||1995 - 2000|
|Patent attorney, associate||Andrus Sceales Starke Sawall||1993 - 1995|
|Law Clerk||Rockwell||1991 - 1993|
|Engineer||Caterpillar, Inc.||1990 - 1991|
|Engineer||Eaton Corp||1987 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|IEEE, Milwaukee||Chairperson||2001 - 2002|
|Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||Chair||1998 - 1999|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||Co-chair||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|METHOD AND APPARATUS TO EXTEND AND RETRACT A TEMPERATURE INDICATOR STICK||Successful Appeal; Issued Patent|
|SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MR DATA ACQUISITION WITH UNIFORM FAT SUPPRESSION||Issued Patent|
|COMMUNICATION CONNECTIVITY VERIFICATION AND REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE||Successful|
|ZPS Website||PATENT REFORM LAW: What you need to know and what you need to know NOW||2011|
|USPTO||WELDING POWER SUPPLY TRANSFORMER||2005|
|USPTO||PORTABLE ECG DEVICE WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INTERFACE TO REMOTELY MONITOR PATIENTS AND METHOD OF USE||2005|
|USPTO||SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR FOR A WELDER||2004|
|USPTO||ENGINE OILING SYSTEM AND AN OIL SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION MANIFOLD, AND METHOD OF USE||2003|
|USPTO||FUEL VAPOR SEPARATOR||2002|
|USPTO||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACQUISITION OF PREFERENTIAL ARTERIAL AND VENOUS IMAGES FOR MR ANGIOGRAPHY||2001|
|USPTO||INTERIOR ALIGNMENT LIGHT FOR OPEN MAGNET MRI||2001|
|USPTO||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF-POWERED THREE-PHASE SENSING TO DETERMINE TRUE RMS CURRENT VALUES WITH SEPARATE BURDENS FOR EACH CURRENT TRANSFORMER||1999|
|USPTO||FAULT CURRENT TOLERABLE CONTACTOR||1999|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee||Electrical Engineering||N/A||N/A|
|EE Senior Design||Protecting Intellectual Property||2008|
|MSOE Senior EE||Protecting Intellectual Property||2007|
|MSOE IP||Protecting Intellectual Property||2002|
|MSOE IP||Protecting Intellectual Property||2001|
|MSOE IP||Protecting Intellectual Property||2000|