Garfield B. Simms Joins Tully Rinckey as Partner

Simms Garfield

Rochester Chamber member Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announced that Garfield B. Simms, a Registered Patent Attorney, has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a Partner, where he will focus his practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation.

Garfield holds a Ph. D in electrical engineering and brings more than 20 years of IP litigation experience to Tully Rinckey PLLC. He has successfully litigated numerous matters involving complex technologies, including light-emitting diodes, digital imaging, digital televisions, digital cameras, wireless technologies, electronic sensors, electronic commerce, data caching, bar code readers and power management systems in electronic devices.

His IP experience involves offensive and defensive matters. He has appeared in district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). His experience covers all aspects of litigation and includes providing strategy, performing extensive case research, drafting legal memoranda, preparing letter motions, briefs, claim contentions, as well as conducting discovery, interfacing with experts and conducting depositions.

Additionally, Garfield has prosecuted trademark applications and drafted electrical and mechanical patent applications. In particular, he has drafted patent applications for various technologies, including electronic circuits, internet security systems, semiconductor devices and processes, medical diagnostic systems, optical instruments, biometric identification systems and imaging systems. He has also prepared foreign and U.S. office responses, performed miscellaneous patent prosecution duties and counseled clients.

Tully Rinckey is pleased to have Garfield B. Simms join its team and offer clients his intellectual property litigation expertise and services.