Thomas S. Reynolds II

Thomas S. Reynolds II

Founder & Managing Partner

Thomas S. Reynolds II


Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with intellectual property concentration, 1997)

Brown University (Sc.B., mechanical engineering, 1993)

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois

State of Indiana

State of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


​Toby Reynolds is one of the founding members of Hansen Reynolds LLC and serves as the Managing Partner of the Firm. Prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Reynolds was a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich. He started his career as a patent litigation associate at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Mr. Reynolds concentrates his practice on patent litigation. He combines his legal training and engineering background to serve Fortune 500 companies in all areas of industry, including industrial machinery, electronic systems and biomechanical devices.


Quality Healthcare Intermediary, LLC v. CoreSource Inc. (N.D. Ill.) (Defense of patent infringement of a business method patent. Initiated parallel proceeding before the PTAB to challenge validity of the asserted patent as a Covered Business Method patent).

Sonic Foundry, Inc. v. Astute Technology, LLC (W.D. Wis.) (Lead counsel for defendant in patent infringement lawsuit. Won complete dismissal of lawsuit).

Draper, Inc. v. Da-Lite Screen Company and Stewart Filmscreen Company (S.D. Ind.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel for Draper in a multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit involving several patents relating to projection screen technology. Draper won a complete Markman hearing victory resulting in a successful settlement).

Primex Inc., et al. v. Visiplex Technologies Inc., et al. (E.D. Wis.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel for Primex in patent infringement case involving wireless synchronized timing systems. Resulted in settlement where Visiplex paid Primex for past infringement and took an ongoing license that pays Primex a royalty for the life of the patents-in-suit).

E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc., et al. v. Club Car, Inc. (S.D. Ga.) (Mr. Reynolds successfully represented defendant, an Ingersoll Rand Company subsidiary, in invalidating E-Z-GO’s asserted patent claims, resulting in dismissal of case. Patent-in-suit involved control systems for golf carts).

Adenta GmbH and American Orthodontics v. Orthoarm Inc. (Fed. Cir.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel in a patent validity jury trial and Federal Circuit appeal involving orthodontic brackets).

Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Kohler Co., (W.D. Wis.) (Mr. Reynolds represented plaintiff through jury trial in successful patent infringement action involving small engine technology).

Dr. Kazerooni v. Ingersoll Rand Co. (E.D. Mich.) (Mr. Reynolds acted as lead counsel in successful defense of patent lawsuit involving power assist devices).

DR Systems, Inc. v. Merge Technologies, Inc. (S.D. Cal.) (Mr. Reynolds represented defendant in patent infringement suit involving manipulation of medical imaging data).

Hampshire Paper Corp. v. Syndicate Sales Inc. (D. NH.) (Mr. Reynolds served as patent counsel for Indiana floral products company).


  • “Judge Conen works tirelessly to resolve cases at mediation. He is well prepared and understands the central issues in question. Unlike many mediators, Judge Conen will continue to work with the parties even if mediation failed to see if a resolution can be reached prior to trial.”

  • “My firm and opposing counsel engaged Jeffrey Conen/Hansen Reynolds to facilitate and conduct a binding mediation through the Chicago Bar Association mediation service in an exceptionally difficult and emotionally charged matter. Mr. Conen was excellent in his handling of the file from intake through conduct of the mediation and we ended up resolving the matter through his efforts in far shorter than was ever expected. I highly recommend Mr. Conen and look forward to using his services again should the need ever arises in the future.”

  • “Tim Hansen is incredibly effective in a courtroom. Maintaining a low key good humored demeanor he suddenly thrusts to the heart of an issue in a way that sticks in the mind. It was a pleasure to watch him take a case with many difficulties and resolve it favorably for his client while leaving everyone in the case his friend.”

    Gary M. Elden
    Partner / Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • “I have been doing business with a myriad of Law Firms over the last 40 years, and Hansen Reynolds is by far the best I have ever been associated with. Hansen Reynolds proves that a law firm can WIN and represent the client with the utmost integrity. Let’s face it, litigation can be extremely expensive, and it is refreshing to know Hansen Reynolds treats the clients’ money like their own. Winning and Integrity are synonymous with Hansen Reynolds.”

    Gary R. Kane
    President & CEO / Richardson Industries
  • “We collaborate with Hansen Reynolds when our clients require litigation expertise. The combination of my firm’s substantive IP experience with Hansen Reynolds’ litigation experience is a win-win for our clients.”

    Tim Klintworth
    Partner / Klintworth & Rozenblat