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J.D., Georgetown University, cum laude, 1990

M.A., Auburn University, 1984

B.A., Auburn University, cum laude, 1977

Diploma, U.S. Naval War College, with distinction, 1994

Professional Recognition

AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers

Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business magazine

Virginia Super Lawyers, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2006 Editions


Virginia State Bar, IP Section

District of Columbia Bar Association, IP Section

International Trademark Association

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Eastern District of Virginia

District of D.C.

District of Maryland

Fourth Circuit

D.C. Circuit

Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Board of Governors, Intellectual Property Law Section, Virginia State Bar

Board of Trustees, Old Dominion University Research Foundation

Board of Directors, Technology Hampton Roads

Member, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Sub-committee, International Trademark Association Trademark Office Practices Committee

Chair, Membership Committee, Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

Former Member, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Former Chair, U.S. & Canada Law & Practice Subcommittee, International Trademark Association Bulletin Committee.

CIVIC Leadership Institute, Class of 2004

Former Commander, Navy Reserve Intelligence Area Fifteen (Mid-Atlantic)

Awarded Defense Superior Service Medal by U.S. Secretary of Defense

Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

Timothy J. Lockhart



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Practice Areas

Intellectual Property, Corporate and Securities and Finance

Tim is a member of the firm and practices in its Corporate, Securities, and Finance Section, where he heads the Intellectual Property Group.  Tim concentrates his practice on trademark and copyright counseling, registration, and enforcement; trade secret protection; e-commerce and other web-related issues; patent and software licensing; technology agreements; government contracts; and intellectual property litigation.

Tim works closely with patent counsel on obtaining patents for clients’ inventions.  He performs due-diligence reviews in connection with mergers and acquisition transactions and counsels clients regarding noncompetition, nondisclosure, and other employment issues.

In 2011 Tim was elected to the Board of Governors of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and to the Board of Trustees of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Technology Hampton Roads.  In 2009 he was appointed to a two-year term as Chair of the U.S. & Canada Law & Practice Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association Bulletin Committee, and he currently serves on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association Trademark Office Practices Committee.  In 2008 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Tim to serve a three-year term on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

A member of the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, Tim is admitted to practice before several federal district and appellate courts, including the Eastern District of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He frequently publishes articles and teaches seminars on developments in U.S. and international trademark and copyright law.

  • Handled over 430 federal and state trademark applications and registrations, including maintenance and renewals, covering a wide variety of goods and services.

  • Prepared and negotiated all types of intellectual property licensing agreements, including software and other copyright agreements, merchandising and other trademark agreements, and patent and other technology agreements.

  • Represented major authentication-management company in negotiating and drafting complex agreements for the licensing and development of biometric identification technology.

  • Represented web-based fleet-management company in negotiating and drafting complex agreements for local and remote control of large inventories of capital equipment such as forklifts.

  • Planned, developed, and implemented a comprehensive program for protecting the intellectual property, including patents, of a start-up provider of high-technology design and manufacturing services.

  • Represented high-speed Internet access company in negotiating and drafting multi-party agreements for assignment of over 35 contracts for vendor-supplied telecommunications circuits.

  • Led a team of five lawyers and two legal assistants in performing a comprehensive due-diligence review of all of a major New York publisher’s intellectual property assets, including copyrights, trademarks, and author agreements.

  • Reviewed and revised all intellectual property agreements associated with multimillion-dollar investment by major venture capital firm in online recruiting service.

  • Led large teams of lawyers and legal assistants responsible for registering and enforcing sports-related copyrights and trademarks, including planning, coordinating, and conducting “John Doe” seizures at stadiums and other locations.

  • Participated in litigating numerous copyright, patent, trade secret, and trademark infringement cases and in successfully appealing trademark decisions to U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit, and Fourth Circuit.