Mr. Timothy H. Kratz
Kratz & Barry LLP
Timothy is a veteran complex trial lawyer, with over 25 years of first-chair courtroom experience. He leads or has led litigation teams in numerous large, complex matters, including cases in the fields of patents and other forms of intellectual property, technology licenses and development, trade and competition, healthcare, securities, professional malpractice and all aspects of business litigation. For the past 12 years, he has built and led teams focused on Hatch-Waxman litigation, serving as lead counsel in all phases of numerous ANDA cases for leading generic pharmaceutical companies. He has significant experience in this field, including serving as lead counsel on more than 65 ANDA applications with Paragraph IV challenges.
Timothy is a recognized international speaker on topical issues pertinent to the life sciences industry and patent litigation, having presented at industry conferences throughout the United States, and in South Korea and on numerous occasions in India. He has been tendered and qualified as an expert in an international litigation matter in the field of U.S. patent litigation procedures. He was also his prior firm’s chair of the life sciences industry team, serving in this firm management position for more than two years. As such, he has coordinated multi-disciplinary and multi-office teams of lawyers serving the life sciences industry.
Timothy has a depth of experience in the management of high stakes, high profile commercial litigation. He has tried many cases to verdict in a variety of jurisdictions, and argued several appeals before federal and state appellate courts and in fact has been selected on multiple occasions from joint-defense group counsel to argue an appeal on behalf of multiple leading companies in the field. He has also taught trial advocacy skills to both law students and lawyers in several states. He has been a member of the Georgia bar since 1989.