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Background

​Timothy French is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and foreign countries, over a broad range of technology, with experience in patent and trademark licensing, trademark oppositions, patent and trademark related acquisitions, and some litigation and patent interference work. Mr. French is also the supervising attorney for firm Foreign and Trademark Departments. He has three years prior experience as process and materials engineer for E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Company and four years as plant engineer and manager with Tenneco Chemicals, Inc. On behalf of INTA, Mr. French is serving as one of two representatives to the “User Association Coalition for Designs,” which includes representatives from AIPLA, IPO, ABA-IPL Section and INTA. The Coalition is tasked with providing coordinated feedback and user input to the five International D5 partner offices (USPTO, OHIM, JPO, KIPO and SAIC (China)) for their annual International Design meeting.

Education

New England School of Law 1980
J.D.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1973
Chemical Engineering, B.S.

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1981
  • Massachusetts 1980

Memberships & Affiliations

​Active in the U.S. Trademark Association (Planning Committee), AIPLA (Trademark Practice Committee) and Boston Patent Law Association (President-elect, Board of Governors). Member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair.

Other Distinctions

Recognized as “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals” (2016-2019). ​​

Listed in World Trademark Review 1000 – Massachusetts, Prosecution and Strategy, 2011-2018. A client shared the following of Mr. French in the 2018 edition: “[Timothy] French is the Clark Kent of the trademark world: he might slip under the radar as he doesn’t focus on promoting his own practice, but his work quality is really exceptional.”

Recognized as a 2013 Top Rated – AV® Preeminent™ Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law.

Selected to Super Lawyers Massachusetts, Intellectual Property 2004-2009.

Listed Best Lawyers for Patent Law and Trademark Law since 2007.

 

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February 21, 2019
Fish Named Top Trademark Law Firm for Ninth Straight Year by World Trademark Review
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August 15, 2018
47 Fish Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 List
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June 14, 2018
Fish Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
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February 2, 2018
Fish & Richardson Named Top Trademark Law Firm for Eighth Straight Year by World Trademark Review
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July 24, 2017
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January 25, 2017
Fish & Richardson Named Top Trademark Law Firm for Seventh Straight Year by World Trademark Review
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June 15, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices
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Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
June 25, 2015
International Design Registration: Not Just for Patent Lawyers
Author: Timothy A. French
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June 3rd, 2015 | 1:00 pm EDT
Understanding the New International Design Registration (IDR) System
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November 12th, 2013
2013 International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting
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November 14, 2012
Fish hosts entrepreneurs from Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST)
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October 10, 2012
Boston Lawyers Group Announces Fall Programming to Promote Diversity in Legal Profession and Move to Fish & Richardson
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