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Timothy M. McCarthy

Of Counsel
fax +1 312.985.5961

Tim McCarthy protects his client’s interests in intellectual property matters such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Tim McCarthy protects the interests of manufacturers, researchers, and other innovators in technologies such as cancer detection methods and techniques, continuous positive pressure therapeutics methods and devices, cytology and immunohistochemistry, microscopy and optics, telephathology and image recognition, biomedical instrumentation, metallurgical services and processes, four-color printing processes, food preparation equipment, and transportation vehicles.

Tim has been principal or sole patent counsel on numerous issued U.S. patents and their international counterparts, consulting with inventors and management on invention disclosure, claim scope, and patentability. He manages domestic and international intellectual property portfolios for clients large and small, including development of patenting strategies, the prosecution of applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the supervision of the prosecution of applications in other countries. He counsels his clients on the avoidance of patent infringement and on efficient remedies for infringement by others, as well as performing due diligence reviews for acquisitions.

Tim consults frequently with Clark Hill’s transactional lawyers on intellectual property issues that arise in joint development agreements, licensing and assignment agreements, government contracts, asset purchase agreements, and other contracts. He collaborates with Clark Hill’s international trade lawyers on intellectual property issues regarding the importation of goods, such as the seizure of trademarked items and the release of improperly-impounded materials.


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1981
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 1976


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubble


The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Wisconsin
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
Canadian Intellectual Property Office