Tim Markison is the founder of intellectual property law firm Garlick & Markison and has been a licensed patent attorney since 1993 and a licensed patent agent since 1989. He obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1984, and a J.D. from Loyola University in 1993. Tim has personally drafted and/or supervised the drafting of over 1,800 patent applications. His achievements include the development of multiple strategic patent portfolios valued at over a billion dollars each, development of a six sigma-based patent application drafting process that significantly improved quality and cycle time, and the creation of a systematic approach to identifying valuable present and future patentable subject matter. Tim is also a proficient inventor, having been named on over 100 issued patents in various technologies. Many of Tim’s patented inventions have been successfully licensed by Garlick & Markison’s clients. Prior to forming Garlick & Markison, Tim served as Vice President & General Counsel of SigmaTel, Inc., was a founder of Markison & Recamp, served as in-house counsel at Nortel Networks, and began his legal career with Motorola.