Timothy Naill
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Timothy P. Naill is a registered patent attorney in Reinhart’s Intellectual Property Practice where he devotes his practice to assisting clients with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications as well as handling their Trademark matters. With¬†more than¬†15 years of legal experience, Tim is an experienced attorney who is committed to the needs of his clients and capable of handling complex legal matters.

Tim served for 20 years as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer with deployments at sea as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Gas Turbine Main Propulsion Officer, and on the ground as an Operations Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition, Tim graduated from the Defense Language Institute followed by a two year assignment with the Italian Navy that provided him with the opportunity to become fluent in Italian – adding to the list of unique experiences and background that give him a global perspective that few attorneys can match.

Tim primarily serves the following industries:

  • Patent Prosecution – Protecting Inventions
  • Trademark Prosecution- Building and Protecting Brands


J.D., cum laude, Northern Illinois College of Law
LL.M., with honors, John Marshall Law School
B.S., University of Illinois
Graduate of Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA

Court Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Patent application drafting and prosecution
  • Trademark application drafting and prosecution
  • A decade of Administrative Law trial experience
  • Skilled in deposition practice, Illinois Rules of Evidence, and Civil Procedure
  • Appellate Court Briefing and Oral Argument
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (First Gulf War and Afghanistan)
  • American Legion
  • Knights of Columbus