Hon. William Tim Fink


Tim was appointed as a Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge on December 10, 2017. 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. 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.