Tim Bechen is a registered patent attorney with a focus on electrical, software, mechanical, biomedical, videogame, entertainment, and business method patents, and has experience working in various industries, including high tech start-ups and founding several technology start-ups himself. 

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Tim Bechen is a registered patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. He has a unique background in engineering and entrepreneurship, which allows him to understand the technical and business challenges faced by his clients. This combination of expertise makes him a valuable asset to inventors, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes seeking to protect their intellectual property.

Tim has experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including high technology, software, electrical, mechanical, biomedical, and more. This breadth of experience allows him to provide comprehensive and strategic counsel to his clients, regardless of their specific industry or technology.

Tim is dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional service and achieving the best possible results for their cases. He is a trusted advisor to his clients and is known for his responsiveness, communication skills, and attention to detail.

Prior to law school, Tim was the first graduate of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, with a focus on high technology start-ups. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to develop and launch the not-for-profit company, Cancer Resource Network, providing computers and web-based content to cancer patients and their families. His last start-up company developed medical-based adaptive clothing for patients undergoing IV-based therapeutic treatments.

Tim was previously a Kettlebell instructor certified under StrongFirst and operated the Midlothian Kettlebell Club. He enjoys CrossFit and Rucking with his dog, Tipperary.


  • Patent application drafting, prosecution, and appeals before the U.S. Patent Office and various International Patent Offices.
  • Post Grant Review, Inter Partes Review, and Covered Business Method Review before the U.S. Patent Office.
  • Recognition, determination, and acquisition of trademarks, as well as trademark clearance activities.
  • Pre-litigation infringement / non-infringement analysis and opinions.
  • Forward deployment of IP assets via active licensing programs.
  • IP portfolio analysis in conjunction with a merger or acquisition, including determining, prioritizing, and securing IP assets for structured growth with consideration of funding rounds.



University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.

University of New Hampshire School of Law, Masters of Intellectual Property

University of Iowa, B.S.E., Certificate of Technical Entrepreneurship



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Greater Richmond IP Law Association
  • Startup Virginia
  • Virginia Bar Association, IP Section

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