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Timothy Devlin

Managing Partner

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About Timothy Devlin

Areas of Practice:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation


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Timothy Devlin is the Managing Partner of Devlin Law Firm LLC. He was previously a Principal at Fish & Richardson PC, one of the largest technology litigation firms in the United States, where he served as a co-chair of their IP Risk Management Group.

Mr. Devlin is widely recognized as one of the premier technology litigators in the country. He has acted as lead counsel in over 200 patent infringement cases, multiple contract and business tort matters, and class action technology cases. Mr. Devlin is frequently listed in publications including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers USA, and the Legal 500, and has been identified among Intellectual Asset Management’s “Top-250” patent litigators worldwide every year since the inception of the list in 2011. He is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one half of one percent of American lawyers.

Mr. Devlin’s practice is focused on representing a variety of clients—from individual inventors to multi-national corporations—in complex technology litigation. He has wide ranging experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, covering virtually all areas of technology, including such diverse areas as network and cellular communications, consumer electronics, semiconductor manufacturing and wafer processing, financial systems and check imaging, medical devices, chemical processes and products, network security, automotive and mechanical components, and Internet protocols.


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, with honors, 1996
  • B.S., physics, B.S., mathematics, Penn State University, with honors in Physics and Economics, 1993

Court Admissions

  • Delaware
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Honors and Distinction

  • Top 250 Patent Litigators Worldwide, 2011-2021, International Asset Management
  • Chambers USA, Top Patent Litigators, 2013, Chambers and Partners
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2013
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America



Representative Cases

  • Ecolab Inc. v. DuBois, Civil Action No. 1:21-cv-00567-RGA (D. Del) — Represented Defendant DuBois in patent litigation and contract matter; succussfully obtained verdicts of non-infringement related to all patents in suit
  • Rembrandt Vision Technologies LP v. Ciba Vision Corporation; Civil Action No. 2:05cv491 (E.D. Tex.) — Represented plaintiff Rembrandt in patent infringement case related to contact lenses. Successfully obtained verdict of infringement and validity, with significant past damages.
  • Deep Nines, Inc. v. McAfee, Inc. and Secure Computing Corporation; Civil Action No. 9:09cv89 (E.D. Tex.) — Represented plaintiff Deep Nines in patent infringement case related to enterprise-level firewalls and internet security. Successfully obtained verdict of infringement and validity.
  • Worldwide Express Operations LLC, et al. v. DHL Express (USA) Inc., DC-08-15314 (Dall.) — Represented plaintiff WWE in contract action against DHL. Successfully obtained verdict of breach of contract.
  • ADE Corporation v. KLA-Tencor Corporation; Civil Action No. 1:00cv892 (D. Del.) — Represented defendant ADE in patent infringement case related to optical quality scanning of semiconductor wafers. Successfully obtained verdict of invalidity.

Professional Memberships

  • ABA
  • FBA

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