Tim Seeley

Tim Seeley

IP Attorney | ADR Professional
Registered to Practice Before the USPTO
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Tim has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including prosecuting patent applications, defending and enforcing patent rights, and monetizing intellectual property. Tim is also a trained and experienced dispute resolution professional who provides arbitration and mediation services.

Tim practiced intellectual property law at Perkins Coie and served as Chief Counsel at Intellectual Ventures. In addition to experience with patent prosecution, complex litigation, and patent licensing, he has extensive experience with USPTO PTAB proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals. He has managed large and diverse intellectual property portfolios for large companies, assisted companies in obtaining investment funding, and developed and executed major licensing campaigns. Tim also has experience with general business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, labor law, compliance, government acquisition, and aviation law. Tim is a highly effective negotiator and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).

Tim earned his law degree from Seattle University, summa cum laude, and holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the USAF Academy. Tim also holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, a master’s in business administration, and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. In addition to his experience as an attorney, Tim is a proven problem solver, and has extensive experience as a manager, leader, and engineer. Tim’s broad experience helps companies identify, protect, and use their intellectual property to build value in their business.


Chief Counsel
Intellectual Ventures

Registered Patent Attorney
Perkins Coie, LLP

Engineering Test Pilot
Federal Aviation Administration

Experimental Test Pilot
United States Air Force


J.D., summa cum laude
Law Review Lead Article Editor
Seattle University School of Law

Masters in Business Administration
Golden Gate University

M.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Dayton

B.S. Aeronautical Engineering
USAF Academy


United States Patent & Trademark Office
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeal: Federal Circuit
US Courts of Appeal: Ninth Circuit
US District Court: Western District of Washington
Washington State
District of Columbia

Representative Technologies

Aerospace Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Devices
Medical Devices


The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and the CLP™ certification (CLP, Inc) is not a requirement to practice law in Washington.

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