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Timothy James Ziolkowski

Timothy James Ziolkowski

also known as Tim Ziolkowski

Practice areas:

Patent Infringement, Intellectual Property, Trademark Application, Patent Application

About Me

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").

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Patent Application: 25%
    22 years
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    22 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
    22 years
  4. Patent Infringement: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (1-2%), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Deepak Malhotra

    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.

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    Deepak Malhotra Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elizabeth G. Rich

    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.

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    Elizabeth Rich Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC

136 South Wisconsin St.
Port Washington, WI, 53074

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199303/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 PeeMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer Review RatingAV Preeminent 5.02001
AV Preeminent 5.0Martindale-Hubbell2000
Law ReviewMarquette Law School1993
CertifiedUnited States Patent and Trademark Office1993
Honor Graduated in EEUW-M1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Patent Attorney, ShareholderZiolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC2002 - Present
Patent Attorney, ShareholderCook & Franke, SC2000 - 2002
Patent attorney, associateWhyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC1995 - 2000
Patent attorney, associateAndrus Sceales Starke Sawall1993 - 1995
Law ClerkRockwell1991 - 1993
EngineerCaterpillar, Inc.1990 - 1991
EngineerEaton Corp1987 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
IEEE, MilwaukeeChairperson2001 - 2002
Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionChair1998 - 1999
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionCo-chairN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
METHOD AND APPARATUS TO EXTEND AND RETRACT A TEMPERATURE INDICATOR STICKSuccessful Appeal; Issued Patent
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MR DATA ACQUISITION WITH UNIFORM FAT SUPPRESSIONIssued Patent
COMMUNICATION CONNECTIVITY VERIFICATION AND REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USESuccessful

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Electrical EngineeringN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
EE Senior DesignProtecting Intellectual Property2008
MSOE Senior EEProtecting Intellectual Property2007
MSOE IPProtecting Intellectual Property2002
MSOE IPProtecting Intellectual Property2001
MSOE IPProtecting Intellectual Property2000