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Timothy A. French

Principal

Boston, MA
617-521-7015
french@fr.com
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Background

​Timothy French 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

J.D., New England School of Law 1980


B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1973
Chemical Engineering

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). ​​

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

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

Listed in World Trademark Review 1000 – Massachusetts, Prosecution and Strategy, 2011-2017.

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

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Fish Named a Top Trademark Law Firm for Third Straight Year by World Trademark Review
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