Tim Bogel is a patent agent in the Intellectual Property Department. He has nearly 25 years of experience covering a variety of patent-related matters. During Tim’s over 20 year tenure at Honigman, he has taken the lead on a wide range of patent procurement tasks including:

  • drafting patent applications and prosecuting them before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);
  • conducting a majority of the Intellectual Property Department’s patent searches in-house (rather than outsourcing patent searches to a third party vendor) by leveraging a deep understanding of a fee-based patent search engine. These searches include:
    • patentability searches;
    • state of the art searches; and,
    • freedom-to-operate searches;
  • leveraging the fee-based patent search engine for preparing patent watch alerts to monitor patent activity for providing clients with an advanced understanding of the competitive patent landscape; and
  • upon locating prior art references from the patent alerts, preparing Third Party Pre-Issuances Submissions that have contributed to the USPTO denying patent protection to a number of third party patent applicants seeking patent protection during the patent procurement process.

Furthermore, Tim’s experience is not limited to patent prosecution, as he has been a key participant in a number of patent litigation matters by:

  • leveraging the fee-based patent search engine in order to execute invalidity patent searches; and
  • preparing claim charts in view of the teachings of the uncovered prior art that was located during the invalidity searches.

Tim has also participated in many transactional matters by:

  • leveraging the fee-based patent search engine in order to confirm patent ownership of target entities during acquisitions.


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
  • Electro-Mechanical Arts

Extensive intellectual property experience including:

  • Offensive Patent Prosecution
    • Patent Application Preparation
    • Office Action Response Preparation
    • Patentability Patent Searching
    • State of the Art Patent Searching
    • Freedom-to-Operate Patent Searching
  • Defensive Patent Prosecution
    • Third Party Pre-Issuance Submission Patent Searching
    • Third Party Pre-Issuance Submission Preparation
  • Patent Litigation
    • Invalidity Patent Searching
    • Claim Charting
  • Transactional Matters
    • Patent Ownership Searching

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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