Tim Sullivan

Intellectual Property

Tim advises and represents innovative companies in a wide range of intellectual property and other commercial disputes including:

  • Patent trials, appeals, and administrative proceedings.
  • Trademark enforcement and oppositions.
  • Trade secret litigation.
  • Complex contract and other commercial disputes.
  • Dispute-avoidance strategies.

He regularly advises clients on due diligence projects involving complex IP and technology issues, the development of IP acquisition and enforcement strategies, and IP licensing and other complex commercial agreements.


Tim has served as lead counsel before state and federal courts related to:

  • Claims of patent and trademark infringement.
  • Trade secrets and non-compete claims.
  • Business torts and statutory claims including unfair competition, tortious interference, and consumer fraud.


Tim counsels innovative companies of all kinds, from start-ups to venture capital firms to Fortune 50 public companies, across a wide-variety of industries, including e-commerce, software, medical device, automotive, and consumer products.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


University of Minnesota Law School – J.D.

  • Magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Minnesota Law Review

University of Notre Dame – B.A.


  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath – Partner
  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Associate, Partner
  • Faegre & Benson – Associate

Pro Bono

Immigration Court – representation of clients facing order of removal
Domestic Violence – representation of clients seeking temporary restraining order
Family Law – representation of clients in contested adoption proceedings

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