Timothy B. Yoo specializes in technology and intellectual property disputes. Timothy has rapidly established himself as a go-to trial lawyer for companies seeking to resolve their most complex commercial matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other disputes.
In 2016, he was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, and for three consecutive years, he was recognized by Benchmark Litigation on its “Under 40 Hot List” of top attorneys in the U.S.
Among his recent victories, in 2019, as co-lead trial counsel, Timothy achieved a complete defense verdict for his memory chip manufacturer client following a three-week federal jury trial in a $175-million breach-of-contract lawsuit brought on behalf of Microsoft over the supply of DRAM chips for the Xbox One.
Due to his ability to understand complex technical concepts quickly and to solve complicated problems efficiently, Timothy has been sought out by clients across various industries, from emerging to global Fortune 500 companies, to handle their most significant technical matters. For example, his current representations include the defense of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer in an arbitration proceeding over atmospheric water generating technology, advising an OTT streaming content provider in several patent-infringement disputes across the U.S., and representing a Fortune 150 biopharmaceutical company in a contract dispute involving immunotherapy research and drug development.
Before joining Bird Marella, Timothy spent two years as the head of international disputes for Korea’s largest entertainment and media conglomerate, CJ Entertainment & Media, in Seoul, Korea. Based on that experience, a substantial portion of his current practice involves assisting Asian companies in traversing cross-border disputes and advising entertainment and technology companies on defending and asserting their intellectual property rights in the U.S. Timothy is currently representing South Korean global phenomenon BTS and their entertainment company, Big Hit Music.