Timothy D. Simmons

Attorney

Overview

Tim focuses his practice in transactional law, working closely with startup, early stage, and established companies to help them navigate organizational, financial, regulatory, and contractual matters and execute strategic growth transactions. He assists clients with entity formation and corporate governance, helps them secure financing, and drafts and negotiates contracts and agreements that further their business goals.

Tim counsels clients on a variety of licensing and other agreements, including complex multi-party agreements, to help clients commercialize their valuable intellectual property and other assets. He has prepared and negotiated agreements for software development, SaaS, investments, and manufacturing, as well as international and domestic distribution agreements and technology transfer, among others. Additionally, he advises clients on patentability, prosecutes patent and trademark applications, and counsels them on IP portfolio strategy.

Clients benefit from Tim’s strong background in technology and the life sciences, which helps him understand their innovations and see their potential. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Tim was a developmental neurobiologist at Vanderbilt University, where he earned his Master’s degree. While there, he gained insight into the scientific process and issues related to inventions stemming from laboratories and academic institutions. As an attorney, Tim has experience helping clients protect and monetize technologies including pharmaceuticals, genetics, medical devices, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and various mechanical and biomechanical technologies.

Before joining the firm, Tim was an associate in the Boulder office of a full service law firm that specializes in serving startup and emerging businesses. He assisted clients with corporate formation, governance, and financing including related regulatory issues, commercial contracts and licensing, and patent and trademark counseling and prosecution.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association

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