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Timothy James Ziolkowski

Intellectual property Attorney at Port Washington, WI

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Tim Ziolkowski

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    25%
    Patent, trademark, copyright and general IP counseling. IP management, rendering opinions, training in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the medical, electronics, software, electro-mechanical, and mechanical arts, as well as appeals and reexams

    31 years

  2. Patent application
    25%
    Patent, trademark, copyright, and general IP counseling. IP management, rendering opinions, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the medical, electronics, software, electro-mechanical, and mechanical arts. Reexaminations, appeals, litigation, liason and technical support for litigation.

    31 years

  3. Patent infringement
    25%

  4. Trademark application
    25%
    Patent, trademark, copyright, and general IP counseling. IP management, rendering opinions, searching, preparing, and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications.

    31 years

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 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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Location

Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC
136 South Wisconsin St.
Port Washington, WI, 53074

Reviews

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Posted by Greg | December 6, 2010
Rating for Tim Ziolkowski
Tim gets very involved to really understand the value and unique qualities of the invention, has great communication during the process, and has delivered solid, well written material that resulted in broad patent coverage.”
Posted by Eric | November 9, 2010
Highly Recommended!
My company has worked with Tim for over 15 years. We have followed Tim as he worked with some of the large legal firms and are pleased to continue working with him now that he has started his own firm. It is great to have an attorney with a solid engineering background, he understands the electro-mechanical systems that we are working with. I wouldn't be working with him for this long if not for his expertise and attention to details, I can honestly give Tim my highest recommendation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 1%-2%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MR DATA ACQUISITION WITH UNIFORM FAT SUPPRESSION
  • Issued Patent
  • SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR Z-EXTENSIBLE CT DETECTORS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME
  • Issued
  • DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING SHAPING TIME OF PHOTON COUNTING ENERGY-SENSITIVE RADIATION DETECTOR TO ACCOMMODATE VARIATIONS IN ...
  • Examiner's Rejections Overturned
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Associations

  • 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
  • IEEE, Milwaukee
  • Chairperson
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Past Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 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
  • Certified
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 1993
  • Law Review
  • Marquette Law School
  • 1993
  • Honor Graduated in EE
  • UW-M
  • 1989
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Timothy
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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