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Timothy Gilman is Head of Stroock’s Patent Litigation Practice. Tim’s practice focuses on providing the highest quality results for his clients in patent and other intellectual property matters. While concentrating on litigation and trial work, he also routinely counsels clients on negotiation and licensing efforts and on portfolio-level strategies. In addition to robust U.S. court experience, Tim’s work includes tackling international IP issues. He has handled international arbitrations and coordinated counterpart proceedings around the globe. Leveraging his background in chemistry, Tim’s representations have spanned a range of technologies and industries, including representing Fortune 500 companies in oilfield services, chemicals and industrial manufacturing, semiconductor and computer technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for WesternGeco LLC in multiple infringement litigations relating to marine seismic exploration technology. Obtained over $250 million in total settlements and damages awards for client; successful defense for all counterclaim patents asserted against client through a combination of summary judgment, inter partes reviews, and motions to dismiss.
  • Counsel for Schlumberger Technology Corp. in multiple offensive and defensive patent infringement litigations and arbitrations involving oilfield services technology.
  • FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc. v. Golsun Pipes, Case No. 5:16-cv-239 (N.D. Fla.): Offensive trade secret and patent claims regarding oilfield technology.
  • Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC v. Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P., Case No. 4:18-cv-339 (S.D. Tex.): Defensive multi-patent litigation regarding drill bit designs and features.
  • Counsel for Boston Scientific Corp. in multiple offensive and defensive patent infringement litigations and arbitrations involving the engineering design and drug-elution of cardiovascular stents.
  • Flash Electronics PVT. Ltd. v. Royal Enfield North America Ltd., 2:19-cv-736 (E.D. Wis.): Defensive patent litigation regarding automotive electrical system technology.
  • Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC v. Innovex Downhole Solutions, Inc., 4:18-cv-2236 (S.D. Tex.): Defensive patent litigation and IPR proceeding regarding downhole fracking technology.
  • Counsel for Ingevity Corp. in various matters involving high-performance carbon materials for automotive applications.
  • Counsel for Lucent Technologies Inc. in multiple patent assertions regarding video and audio coding and compression technologies.
  • Counsel for Agere Systems, Inc. in offensive multi-patent litigation involving semiconductor process technology.
  • Corning Inc. in defensive patent litigation involving the manufacturing of high-precision LCD glass, leading to a favorable settlement.
  • GlaxoSmithKline in multiple antitrust, class action, and contract litigations concerning client's breakthrough pharmaceutical inventions.
  • In re Bilski, Case No. 2007-1130 (Fed. Cir.): Counsel for IBM on amicus brief regarding proper application of section 101 to evaluate patent eligibility.
  • PCTEL, Inc. v. Agere Systems, Inc., Case No. 02-02474 (N.D. Cal.): Defensive multi-patent litigation concerning software modem technology, leading to successful settlement of all claims.
  • MIT v. Micron Technologies, Inc., Case No. 1:06-cv-11797 (D. Mass): Defensive patent litigation regarding photolithography masks for semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Xerox Corp. v. Sharp Corp., Case No. 2:06-cv-187 (E.D. Tex.): Multi-patent offensive and defensive litigation regarding over a dozen patents on business machines and reproduction technologies

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers New York: Intellectual Property: Patent  


  • Author: Search, Sentence, and (Don't) Sell: Combating the Threat of Biological Weapons Through Inspection, Criminalization, and Restrictions on Equipment, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, v.12 n.2, Spring 2003

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2003, Order of the Coif, Articles Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review

M.P.H., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2003

A.B. Chemistry, Princeton University, magna cum laude, 1998