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Tim provides political, strategy and policy advice to clients on a number of technology-related issues, including intellectual property, antitrust, privacy and cybersecurity. He brings both his background in politics and his experience as a practicing patent attorney to bear when advising clients.
Tim began his political career as a Legal Fellow for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee under Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). During his time with the subcommittee, he concentrated on the intersection of intellectual property policy and antitrust policy.
When his fellowship with the subcommittee ended, he then went to work for Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), where he served as her Chief Counsel. Senator Klobuchar was a member of both the Judiciary and Commerce Committees, the primary Committees of jurisdiction on technology-related issues. Tim was responsible for advising Senator Klobuchar on a variety of issues, including intellectual property, trade, antitrust, innovation, telecommunications, cybersecurity and privacy. During his tenure with Senator Klobuchar, Tim was one of the key staffers helping to shepherd the America Invents Act (AIA) while it was on the Senate floor. The AIA was the first major overhaul of United States patent law in over fifty years.
Upon leaving the Senate, Tim went to work as a Policy Director for BSA | The Software Alliance. BSA is the leading global trade association for the software industry. Its members include, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, and many others. At BSA, he focused on driving the organization’s global policy initiatives related to intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity.
Prior to entering politics, Tim was an intellectual property and antitrust attorney at Burns, Doane, Swecker, and Mathis (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney) before transitioning to Bingham McCutchen (now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius). During his law career, he focused on patent litigation in the areas of software, electronics, business methods, medical devices, and biotechnology. He also litigated antitrust, copyright and trademark cases. In addition, Tim prosecuted patent applications and provided counseling regarding noninfringement and validity issues.
Tim received his law degree from Washington and Lee University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mary Washington. His articles have been published in Entrepreneur.com, Patentlyo.com and Morning Consult.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Tim Molino and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.