Tyler is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, and established corporations protect their inventions and brands all over the globe. With a background in mechanical/electrical engineering and product design, he counsels clients through the patent process to effectively allocate resources for the strongest patent protection during development of the product as well as years after its release. He is actively engaged in various tech startup communities and truly enjoys seeing his clients' businesses grow through a strong IP portfolio.
Prior to beginning law school, Tyler had extensive experience designing and testing automotive safety systems and various types of consumer products, both for large corporations as well as an engineering design/manufacturing firm. His experience includes tooling design, manufacturing/assembly analysis, technical drafting, and overall design and testing of various mechanical/electromechanical systems.
Tyler counsels clients on all issues related to patents and trademarks, including prosecution, searching, opinions, and enforcement, both in the USA and foreign countries. He also counsels clients on licensing deals, structuring IP holding companies, analysis of portfolios, and due diligence work for mergers and acquisitions. He also works with engineering teams on design-arounds, evaluates early-stage technology, and prepares co-development agreements for two or more parties to develop technology collaboratively. Tyler also has experience drafting confidentiality agreements as well as counseling related to FDA approval/regulations of medical devices.
In his spare time, you will probably find Tyler kiteboarding on Hatteras Island, NC or in the Florida Keys. He is also the owner/operator of Wakeopolis Wakeboarding, an all-electric wakeboarding park. Tyler is a life-long musician, playing drums, guitar, and piano. He also enjoys volunteering with HERO USA as well as mentoring local students.