Timothy Frank

Email:timothy.frank@hnbllc.com

Mr. Frank focuses his practice on anti-piracy and intellectual property litigation. He has represented major players in the entertainment industry in a number of significant victories against domestic and foreign companies engaged in copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and violations of other content protection laws such as the DMCA, Communications Act, and Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Mr. Frank prevailed on summary judgment motions in federal court cases filed against corporations and members of their dealer networks for trafficking in products used to circumvent security measures and intercept copyrighted content, resulting in judgments of $215 million, $65 million, and $51 million for his clients. In addition, he served as lead counsel and successfully resolved over two dozen cases filed against distributors of unauthorized access codes and customers that used them to pirate copyrighted content, including a case where damages exceeded $3.6 million. Recently, he represented a group of television networks and other rights holders in obtaining favorable settlements and permanent injunctions in copyright and trademark infringement actions brought against businesses engaged in the unauthorized streaming of international programming.

In addition, Mr. Frank has worked with government agencies in enforcing intellectual property rights, including the United States Marshals Service and United States Customs and Border Protection. He also has experience in federal and state court litigation related to intellectual property disputes, such as post-judgment fraudulent transfer actions to recover damages awarded against infringers and bankruptcy proceedings, including a case which resulted in the controlled destruction of more than 4,800 infringing devices. Outside the realm of intellectual property, Mr. Frank successfully handled several complex commercial litigation matters, among them a fraud and civil theft arbitration where he prevailed at summary judgment and his client was awarded damages of nearly $1 million.

Education

J.D. – University of Houston Law Center, 2005, Cum Laude
B.S. – University of Pittsburgh, 2001, Magna Cum Laude

State Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of California

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit