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Timothy A. Willis

Tim Willis’ practice focuses on strategic patent prosecution, portfolio management, and due diligence. Tim currently assists clients in the electronics, communications, computer, information technology, medical devices, artificial intelligence, and semiconductor industries.

Before joining the firm, Tim worked as a systems engineer for Honeywell Aerospace, creating design requirements and hardware/software qualification tests for space vehicle and aircraft inertial navigation systems. Tim also has industry experience as an electrical reliability engineer in industrial manufacturing facilities and chemical plants.

Tim received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law. During law school, Tim served as an editor for both the Business Law Review and the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, and received the highest grade in seven classes including Introduction to Intellectual Property Law.

Timothy joined Knobbe Martens in 2022.
, J.D., Business Law Review Staff Editor, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy Staff Editor
University of South Florida, B.S., Electrical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Building Products & Materials


HVAC & Passive Ventilation


Machine Shops


Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Fiber Optic Networks

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks




Wireless Local Area Networks

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT


Clean Technology

Energy Conservation

Energy Efficient Technologies



Solar Power

Financial Services & Business Methods

Cloud Computing

Cryptocurrency & Encryption

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Medical Devices & Procedures

AI & Machine Learning


Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Auto Care

Automotive Transportation & Powersports


Brake Systems

Diagnostic Equipment

Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Engines & Engine Components

Filters (Air, Fuel, Oil)

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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