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TIMOTHY J. HALLER
Tim Haller graduated from Clarkson University, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering in 1968. After serving as a U.S. Naval Officer, he attended Georgetown University Law School. He was a member of the Law Review and received his law degree in 1974. Tim joined Niro, Haller & Niro in 1978.
Tim has been engaged in civil litigation throughout the United States, primarily in the Federal Courts, concentrating in patent, trade secret and licensing-related matters. Tim has authored articles for legal publications on issues related to intellectual property and has served on committees in various bar and professional organizations.
Tim has had lead responsibility in litigating patent matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. He frequently represents individual inventors and small companies that support enforcement and licensing efforts by inventors, although clients also include Fortune 500 corporations. Examples of subject matters handled include jet engine components, CO detectors, electrocardiogram equipment, as well as voice recognition systems, mobile air-conditioning systems, signal encryption and electronic banking systems. In recent years, Tim has obtained a number of multi-million dollar results for his clients, some of which include significant licensing programs. Such results included actions on behalf of United Technologies Automotive against National Semiconductor on semiconductor sensing devices and against Fairchild Semiconductor on encryption systems. Representative larger clients include Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Research Center, Communications Research Centre of Canada and Lear Corporation (Lear's patent action tried to favorable verdict in February, 2011 against Johnson Controls Corporation).