Tim Fink

Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge and Senior Legal Advisor

Tim Fink currently serves as a Senior Legal Advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary.  He also serves as a Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Judge Fink earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Judge Fink began his career as a Member of the Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories focusing on data communications.  He was also a Senior Manager at Lucent’s Intellectual Property Business Unit and a Technical Manager at Lucent’s Microelectronics spin-off. After law school, Judge Fink practiced IP litigation at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where he was a partner prior to his appointment to the Board as an Administrative Patent Judge on June 16, 2014.