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Tim Barber specializes in complex commercial disputes. As a partner in our Trial and Global Disputes practice, Tim has taken approximately 40 cases to trial as lead counsel.

Tim has served clients in a broad range of complex cases. He represents major corporations in disputes involving intellectual property, construction and other business-related issues.  He has tried cases addressing such diverse subjects as the design and construction of a cogeneration power plant, fracking, genetically modified crops, the design of the Smart Board and the invention of the device that allowed man to completely map the human genome.

Tim is recognized as a leading trial lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers. He was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2007.

 

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Credentials

J.D., Wake Forest University, cum laude

B.A., Kenyon College

North Carolina

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Fellow


American College of Trial Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America


Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation

"Timothy Barber is the go-to guy in North Carolina.”


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Having handled scores of trials in a variety of commercial areas, including intellectual property, he knows his way around a courtroom blindfolded."


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Highly acclaimed Timothy Barber of King & Spalding LLP has a sterling reputation in the field of intellectual property litigation.”


Chambers and Partners, 2017

"Peers regard him as a 'very effective trial presence who is very well regarded by the judiciary."


Chambers and Partners, 2017

North Carolina Super Lawyers

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Recognition

Fellow


American College of Trial Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America


Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation

"Timothy Barber is the go-to guy in North Carolina.”


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Having handled scores of trials in a variety of commercial areas, including intellectual property, he knows his way around a courtroom blindfolded."


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Highly acclaimed Timothy Barber of King & Spalding LLP has a sterling reputation in the field of intellectual property litigation.”


Chambers and Partners, 2017

"Peers regard him as a 'very effective trial presence who is very well regarded by the judiciary."


Chambers and Partners, 2017

North Carolina Super Lawyers

Matters

Tried numerous cases for one of the United States’ leading commercial construction companies, including a successful jury trial involving the design and construction of a co-generation power plant.

Represented Food Lion in its landmark victory challenging the undercover video tactics of Diane Sawyer and ABC

Represented Bayer CropScience in three jury trials against Monsanto and DeKalb related to the rights to a valuable genetic construct. The trials included claims for patent rights, unfair trade practices, fraud, theft of trade secrets and improper inventorship. Tim was successful on each. Middle District North Carolina.

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Tried numerous cases for one of the United States’ leading commercial construction companies, including a successful jury trial involving the design and construction of a co-generation power plant.

Represented Food Lion in its landmark victory challenging the undercover video tactics of Diane Sawyer and ABC

Represented Bayer CropScience in three jury trials against Monsanto and DeKalb related to the rights to a valuable genetic construct. The trials included claims for patent rights, unfair trade practices, fraud, theft of trade secrets and improper inventorship. Tim was successful on each. Middle District North Carolina.

Successfully represented AT&T in trials in five states regarding BellSouth’s right to compete for long- distance service under the Telecommunication Act of 1996.

Successfully defeated class certification in nationwide antitrust class action involving genetically modified agricultural products. Eastern District Missouri.

Successfully tried two cases involving the design of the Smart Board. Western District Michigan.

Defense verdict in copyright and trademark case. Southern District New York.

Matters

Tried numerous cases for one of the United States’ leading commercial construction companies, including a successful jury trial involving the design and construction of a co-generation power plant.

Represented Food Lion in its landmark victory challenging the undercover video tactics of Diane Sawyer and ABC

Represented Bayer CropScience in three jury trials against Monsanto and DeKalb related to the rights to a valuable genetic construct. The trials included claims for patent rights, unfair trade practices, fraud, theft of trade secrets and improper inventorship. Tim was successful on each. Middle District North Carolina.

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Matters

Tried numerous cases for one of the United States’ leading commercial construction companies, including a successful jury trial involving the design and construction of a co-generation power plant.

Represented Food Lion in its landmark victory challenging the undercover video tactics of Diane Sawyer and ABC

Represented Bayer CropScience in three jury trials against Monsanto and DeKalb related to the rights to a valuable genetic construct. The trials included claims for patent rights, unfair trade practices, fraud, theft of trade secrets and improper inventorship. Tim was successful on each. Middle District North Carolina.

Successfully represented AT&T in trials in five states regarding BellSouth’s right to compete for long- distance service under the Telecommunication Act of 1996.

Successfully defeated class certification in nationwide antitrust class action involving genetically modified agricultural products. Eastern District Missouri.

Successfully tried two cases involving the design of the Smart Board. Western District Michigan.

Defense verdict in copyright and trademark case. Southern District New York.

Credentials

J.D., Wake Forest University, cum laude

B.A., Kenyon College

North Carolina

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Fellow


American College of Trial Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America


Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation

"Timothy Barber is the go-to guy in North Carolina.”


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Having handled scores of trials in a variety of commercial areas, including intellectual property, he knows his way around a courtroom blindfolded."


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Highly acclaimed Timothy Barber of King & Spalding LLP has a sterling reputation in the field of intellectual property litigation.”


Chambers and Partners, 2017

"Peers regard him as a 'very effective trial presence who is very well regarded by the judiciary."


Chambers and Partners, 2017

North Carolina Super Lawyers

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Close

Recognition

Fellow


American College of Trial Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America


Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation

"Timothy Barber is the go-to guy in North Carolina.”


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Having handled scores of trials in a variety of commercial areas, including intellectual property, he knows his way around a courtroom blindfolded."


Intellectual Asset Management World Wide Patent 1000

"Highly acclaimed Timothy Barber of King & Spalding LLP has a sterling reputation in the field of intellectual property litigation.”


Chambers and Partners, 2017

"Peers regard him as a 'very effective trial presence who is very well regarded by the judiciary."


Chambers and Partners, 2017

North Carolina Super Lawyers