AREA OF PRACTICE

IP Litigation

Biography

Timothy J. Rousseau is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s IP Litigation Group.

His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with particular emphasis on patents related to electrical and computer systems. Tim has represented clients in intellectual property disputes throughout the United States and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Tim has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he successfully obtained a summary affirmance of judgment in favor of his client.

Tim advises clients and participates in all phases of litigation, from initial counseling through trial and appeal. He has litigated cases involving a broad range of technologies, including Internet services and systems, computer hardware and software, mobile systems and applications, medical devices and services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical devices.

Prior to Brown Rudnick, Tim was an associate at Mishcon de Reya New York LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP. During law school, Tim served as the Lead Articles Editor for IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Journal and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Representation

Represented client in a patent suit concerning remote access software. Successfully obtained summary judgment. (E.D. Tex.)

Represented client in a patent suit concerning helicopter landing gear through a three-day bench hearing for a permanent injunction. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement, exclusion of all possible monetary damages, and declaration of prevailing party status. (D.D.C.)

Represented client in multiple ITC investigations concerning light emitting diodes, including during a five-day hearing before an ALJ.

Represented client in a patent suit concerning digital rights management. Successfully obtained a transfer of the suit from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Represented client in an arbitration concerning a patent license and development agreement related to therapeutic compositions for the treatment of cancer. Successfully obtained an order of indemnification as well as prospective injunctive and declaratory relief.

Represented client in a patent suit concerning remote access software. Successfully obtained summary judgment of invalidity and affirmance thereof on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and successfully obtained a summary affirmance of the district court’s grant of sanctions against the patentee’s counsel. (S.D. Fla.)

Represented client in a patent suit concerning targeting advertising. Successfully obtained a transfer of the suit from the Southern District of California to the Northern District of California and a stay of the suit pending the resolution on an inter partes reexamination of the patent-in-suit.

Represented patentee in a patent suit concerning helicopter landing gear. Successfully overturned grant of summary judgment of non-infringement on appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. (N.D. Tex.)

Represented client in a patent suit concerning anti-entrapment software for automotive sunroofs and in three petitions for inter partes review of the patents-in-suit. (E.D. Mich.)

Education

Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law) – J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – B.S. Computer & Systems Engineering and Computer Science, cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Memberships
New York Intellectual Property Law Association (member of Patent Litigation Committee)