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Timothy J. Le Duc
Timothy J. Le Duc
Of Counsel 
777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
Tel:
561.653.5000
Fax:
561.659.6313
 
 

Timothy Le Duc has litigated cases in numerous district courts throughout the U.S., as well as the International Trade Commission. His patent litigation experience has involved a broad range of technologies, including cellular telephones, automotive and control systems, and computer software and imaging.

Tim's practice also includes patent prosecution, opinion work, and licensing in the electrical and mechanical arts. His prosecution experience includes drafting patents directed toward navigation units, wind turbines, building automation, medical imaging, wireless communication, energy harvesting devices, commercial energy generation, medical devices, business methods, and software applications.

 
Representative Experience
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Representation of a professional sports organization in a patent suit involving several patents covering real-time computer simulation of sporting events.
 
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Representation of a digital media content distributor in a patent suit involving technology related to internet distribution of entertainment content based upon user profiles.
 
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Representation of a transmission manufacturer in a patent suit involving several patents covering heavy-duty truck transmissions and control software.
 
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Representation of a technical solutions provider in a patent suit involving technology related to quality control of currency printing.
 
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Representation of a transmission manufacturer before the International Trade Commission during Section 337 violation and enforcement proceedings involving several patents covering vehicle transmissions.
 
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Representation of a cellular telephone manufacturer in a patent suit involving patents covering cellular telephone technology.
 
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Representation of an electronics manufacturer in a patent suit involving technology related to electrical wiring harnesses.
 
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Representation of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in the drafting and prosecution of hundreds of patent applications.
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Intellectual Property Today, Co-Author, "Recent Developments Influencing Your Patent Application Filing Decisions," December 2011
 
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Law360, Co-Author, "Beyond Patent Law Reform: How to Create Jobs," November 28, 2011
 
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The National Law Review, Co-Author, "Pleading Indirect Patent Infringement Post-Twombly," July 15, 2011
 
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Law360, Co-Author, "Strategies For Removal From Texas," May 17, 2011
 
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"Apples are not Common Sense in View of Oranges: Time to Reform KSR's Illusory Obviousness Standard?," 21 DePaul J. Art Tech. & Intell. Prop. L. 49 (2010)
 
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"Requesting Stays Pending Patent Reexamination After KSR: Unworkable Standard at Play or No Standard at All?," 15 U.S.F. INTELL. PROP. L. BULL. 1 (2010)
 
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"The Role of Market Incentives in KSR's Obviousness Inquiry," 11 WAKE FOREST J. BUS. & INTELL. PROP. L. 33 (2010)
 
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"The Application of Collateral Estoppel to Markman Rulings," 3 MINN. INTELL. PROP. REV. 297 (2002)
 
Related Professional Experience
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Solar Turbines, San Diego, CA, Production Supervisor - Control Systems Manufacturing, 1997-1998
 
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USS Tautog (SSN 639), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nuclear Submarine Officer - Damage Control Assistant and Communicator, 1995-1997
 
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USS Aspro (SSN 648), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nuclear Submarine Officer - Electrical Division Officer, 1993-1995
 



Timothy J. Le Duc

Practice
Intellectual Property
Education
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2002; cum laude, Member Minnesota Intellectual Property Review (MIPR)
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bar Admissions
Florida
Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
 
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