Timothy W. Riffe is a Principal in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent litigation, strategic patent counseling and prosecution. Mr. Riffe has experience representing both patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings before the PTAB. Mr. Riffe’s extensive litigation and prosecution/counseling experience combined with his post-grant practice allows Mr. Riffe to bring a wealth of knowledge across multiple disciplines within the intellectual property field to bear on his clients’ behalf.
He has handled technical matters in such diverse fields as semiconductors, medical devices, power generation, disc drives, beverage dispensing, telecommunications, oil refining processes, software, and toys.
Mr. Riffe assists in the management of patent portfolios for a variety of large and small technology clients. Mr. Riffe’s services include patent portfolio strategy and development, opinions on patent validity and infringement, patent landscape and freedom to operate (right to practice) studies.
As noted above, Mr. Riffe also has extensive patent litigation experience before the U.S. International Trade Commission and Federal District Courts. By way of example, Mr. Riffe’s cases have involved VoIP, disc drives, semiconductors, video displays, computer peripheral devices, baseband processor chips, and interface circuits.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Riffe worked as a design and process engineer for Michelin Tire Corporation and DuPont.
May 1, 2018
Timothy Riffe Authors Article in Law360, "Challenges Ahead For PTAB After High Court SAS Ruling"SAS Ruling"">
March 17, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named Top PTAB Law Firm for 2015 by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
March 12, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives “Champions for Children” Award from Children’s Law Center
June 14, 2018
Fish Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
July 24, 2017
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
April 7, 2017
Law360: Celgard Can't Salvage Battery Patent Claims At Fed. Circ.
February 8th, 2017 | 12:00 pm EST
IP Roundtable for Startups: Patent Q&A
June 15, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices
February 16, 2016
PTAB's Skyrocketing Petition Rate Starts To Stabilize
January 21st, 2014
Startup Grind Washington DC Hosts Alex Hawkinson (cofounder of SmartThings)
March 20th, 2014
Startup Grind: Ted Leonsis
May 29th, 2013
The IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement