Tim Byron

Northern California
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 839-8500

Tim Byron represents clients in intellectual property and business disputes.  Tim’s trademark and false advertising experience has spanned diverse industries including apparel, footwear, consumer electronics, food/beverage products, and musical instruments.  Tim’s patent litigation matters have involved a wide range of technology, from web-based video conferencing to automotive safety to mobile device functionality. Tim is an accomplished legal writer who excels at explaining challenging technology to judges, juries, and third-party neutrals.  But while proud of his victories at trial and on appeal, Tim takes equal pride in the disputes he has resolved with a phone call or a strongly worded letter, and works closely with each client to ensure its issues are resolved in the manner that serves its needs.  Tim also provides counseling on intellectual property matters, including trademark portfolio management and developing trade secret best practices.

Before co-founding Byron | Raphael LLP, Tim served as counsel with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  Before joining O’Melveny, Tim clerked for the Honorable Samuel Conti, US District Court, Northern District of California.


  • California State Bar
  • US District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • University of California at Berkeley, J.D.: Member, Order of the Coif; senior supervising editor, California Law Review; Recipient, Law and Technology Certificate; Prosser Prize, Intellectual Property Scholarship Seminar; member, Patent Law Society
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., physics: magna cum laude and honors within the major

Notable Representations

  • Lifeway Foods, Inc. v. Millennium Products, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Ironworks Patents LLC v. Apple Inc. (D. Del. & Fed. Cir.)
  • Williamson v. Citrix Online LLC (C.D. Cal. & Fed. Cir.)
  • Free Kick Master LLC v. Apple Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
  • Comarco Wireless Technologies v. Apple Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Quiksilver Inc. v. Rox Volleyball Inc. (C.D. Cal.)
  • Buchla v. Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments LLC (N.D. Cal.)
  • Quiksilver Inc. v. World Marketing Inc. (C.D. Cal. & 9th Cir.)