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About Tim

Tim Geiger represents clients in litigation and trial work, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. He has litigated patent infringement matters and other intellectual property disputes in federal district courts throughout the United States, including key patent jurisdictions such as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of California, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Tim has experience with patent matters across a wide range of technologies, including computer software, computer hardware, gaming, mobile devices, audio processing, internet-based technology, websites, mechanical devices and oilfield technology.

Prior to his legal career, Tim earned a degree in mechanical engineering and worked with The Lincoln Electric Company, where he provided technical consultation to companies in various industries including oil and gas exploration, transportation and refining, alternative energy and general fabrication.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc. — patent infringement with audio processing hardware and software and products containing the same (ITC; audio processing and hardware)

Overstock.com, Inc. — won a significant jury verdict in a patent infringement suit against plaintiff, Alcatel, marking a rare defense victory in a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas in a suit alleging infringement of e-commerce website technology. Represented client in additional patent infringement cases from the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas to the District of Delaware.

eBay Inc. — MasterObjects, Inc. v. eBay Inc. (Northern District of California; patent infringement litigation)

Overstock.com, Inc. — H-W Technology, LLC v. Overstock.com, Inc.; obtained summary judgment in patent infringement matter in the Northern District of Texas

Tall City Exploration, LLC — Griffin Petroleum Co. v. Tall City Exploration, LLC v. American Energy-Permian Basin, LLC; contractual dispute involving ownership of oil and gas assets

Credentials

Education

University of Houston Law Center,
J.D.
2011
magna cum laude
The Pennsylvania State University,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
2005

Bar Admissions

Texas

News

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University of Houston Law Center
Houston Law Review
Notes and Comments Editor, 2010 - 2011
University of Houston Law Center
Order of the Coif
University of Houston Law Center
Order of the Barons