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Areas of Practice
  • Clean Technologies
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Licensing
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
Bar Admissions & Associations
Representative Patents & Published Works
Past Experience

Tim transitioned from an electrical engineering career to a legal career at Schwegman, eager to help Schwegman’s clients protect their ideas. Tim has handled intellectual property matters for concepts ranging from the incremental to the revolutionary. Tim and SLW understand that all of the matters handled by our firm are important to our clients and deserve excellent care. Tim assists clients through activities such as patent drafting, acquisition, and supporting diligence, and he is well-versed in patent clearance investigations.

By way of particular areas of emphasis, Tim enjoys working on matters related to medical technology, including implantable devices, surgical apparatus, and medical imaging. Tim is also conversant in physics-oriented domains such as imaging science, acoustics, electromagnetics, and spectroscopy, as well as electronics-related subject matter including device structures, circuits, fabrication techniques, and display technologies. Tim is a private pilot and is also interested in mechanical technologies, particularly in the aerospace domain.

Tim is named as an inventor on multiple issued patents and understands the patent process particularly well as both a technical and legal practitioner. Above all, Tim approaches legal problems from a practical perspective with an eye on removing barriers and unlocking the value of his clients’ ingenuity. Tim values any opportunity to learn more about a prospective or existing client’s technology and business.


University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN, 2009, J.D.
Magna Cum Laude; Commencement Speaker, Class of 2009
McHale Scholarship; Dean’s Distinguished
Scholar; Book Award

Missouri University of Science and Technology 
Rolla, MO, 2000
M.S.E.E; Chancellor’s Fellowship; 4.0 GPA
Electromagnetics and Optics Course Emphasis

Missouri University of Science and Technology 
Rolla, MO, 1998
B.S.E.E., Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


American Intellectual Property Law Association

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society

Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society

Representative Patents & Published Works
Representative Patents & Published Works
Representative Patents
US20150115923 (application soon-to-issue)
WO 2015/065339 (international application)

WO 2015/047369 (international application)

Published Works

“The Interplay Between FDA and Patent Law: Infusing Organizational Knowledge for Medical Device Companies,” Suneel Arora, Timothy Christman, Ashley Mays and Andrew Schmidt, Vol. 39:4, William Mitchell Law Review, 1176-1206, May 2013

Past Experience
Past Experience

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Registered Patent Agent, 2007 – 2009

Boston Scientific, CRM, 2006

Guidant Corporation, 1997, 1998, 2000 – 2006

Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, Univ. of Missouri – Rolla, 1999

Advanced Bio-Surfaces, 1996