Timothy R. Shannon maintains a national patent litigation practice. His practice involves extensive work in the software, electronics, LED lighting, computer chip manufacturing and medical device fields. Mr. Shannon’s complaint-to-trial experience includes sophisticated patent matters in courts across the country, from Massachusetts to Texas. Recent highlights include: first-chair leadership of a life-sciences (human mesenchymal stem cells) patent inventorship trial in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; a patent enforcement action involving LED lighting technology in the District of New Jersey; a patent dispute concerning genetically modified mice (Alzheimer’s model) in the Middle District of Florida; representation of a Shanghai-based computer chip manufacturer in a patent troll case in the Eastern District of Texas; representation of a North Carolina-based integrated development environment software manufacturer in a patent troll case in the Eastern District of Texas; and representation of a Toronto-based life sciences company specializing in plant-based manufacturing/gene expression of human monoclonal antibodies. He also has experience in PTAB proceedings and the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Shannon is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2002), Oxford University (M. St., 1997) and Yale University (B.S., 1994).
- Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002
- University of Oxford, M.St., 1997
- Yale University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1994
- Yale University, B.A., History, 1994
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2021-present
- Verrill Dana LLP
- Partner, 2012-2021
- Counsel, 2010-2012
- Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
- Associate, 2002-2010
Massachusetts Bar Association
Maine Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2024
- Listed as a "Notable Practitioner" in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, 2023
- Listed in Best Lawyers (New England) for Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property, 2023
- Quoted, "Duane Morris Welcomes 2 IP Partners To Boston Office," Law360, November 18, 2021
Selected Speaking Engagements
Panelist, “Virtual Civil Bench Trials,” Massachusetts Federal Bar Association, December 16, 2020
Represented The Jackson Laboratory, a biomedical research institution, in patent infringement claims arising from it's sale of genetically modified mice that mimic Alzheimer's Disease.
Represented Legrand North America, LLC, an audio video product manufacturer, as lead counsel in a patent licensing project involving disputes with Signify, the owner of an LED patent portfolio.
Represented OnPoint Systems, LLC, in a multi-patent infringement lawsuit in E.D. Tex. and parallel IPR proceedings at the PTO; asserting four patents concerning GPS-enabled dog collars against its arch-rival in the market, Protect Animals With Satellites, LLC.
Defended Kind LED Grow Lights LLC, an indoor LED grow lights company, as lead counsel in a multi-patent case brought by Signify concerning LED and wi-fi enabled LED lighting fixtures.