Tim Bogel is a patent agent in the Intellectual Property Department. He has more than 15 years of experience drafting patent applications and prosecuting them before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Conducts prior art searches, including state of the art, patentability, infringement, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence searches
  • Develops patent watch alerts to monitor patent activity to provide clients with advanced understanding of the competitive patent landscape
  • Assists in litigation matters by conducting extensive searches to supplement findings from an infringement search and study


Practice Areas


Representative Matters

  • Extensive mechanical and electrical arts experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for clients in a variety of industries, including
    • Mechanical Arts
      • Aircraft maintenance systems
      • Arts and crafts equipment
      • Athletic footwear
      • Automotive entertainment systems
      • Automotive interiors
      • Automotive safety systems
      • Brakes
      • Clutches
      • Firearm implements
      • Fuel filters
      • Fuel tanks
      • Medical devices
      • Metal processing equipment
      • Outdoor furniture components, devices, and systems
      • Portable alternative fueling stations
      • Portable solar panel devices
      • Robotic tire/wheel assembly systems
      • Valve actuator systems
    • Electrical Arts
      • Pyroelectric systems related to vehicle safety and night-vision military applications
      • Vehicle-integrated satellite radio antennas
      • Vehicle interior light emitting diode (LED) systems
    • Business Methods

Prior Experience

  • Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, Patent Agent, 2001-2004, Patent Engineer, 2000-2001





Professional & Community Involvement

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Member

  • Social Committee, Chair, 2006-2011
  • Law School Liaison, Chair, 2011-2015
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