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Lynn C. Tyler is a partner and registered patent lawyer in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Tyler helps innovative companies secure and preserve their market position and competitive advantage by navigating their way through the FDA to the marketplace and enforcing their intellectual property rights, which often must be protected against imitators who seek to reap where they have not sown. He litigates intellectual property matters and represents clients at virtually all stages of the process, including pre-litigation counseling, alternative dispute resolution, formal and informal discovery, trial and appeal.
Mr. Tyler also chairs the firm's Food, Drug and Devices Law Practice Group, counseling clients on diverse matters such as IDEs and 510(k) applications, FDA inspections, and labeling and promotion issues.
Mr. Tyler has represented clients in federal courts throughout the country in cases involving patents, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, antitrust, non-compete agreements, and unfair competition. Mr. Tyler has also represented clients in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Some of the technologies involved in these cases include artificial hips, automotive fuel caps, cable television test equipment, cement kilns, electrochemical blood glucose monitors and other blood assays and analyzers, computer software, pharmaceuticals and spinal implants.
He has participated in more than 15 trials and injunction hearings in complex commercial matters. For appellate matters, he has been the lead counsel in over 30 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and various federal and state courts. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, several federal Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Indiana.
Mr. Tyler graduated summa cum laude in 1981 from the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984. He also received a M.S. in biology from IUPUI in 2007. He was a member of the Michigan Law Review and elected to the Order of Coif. He is chair of the Webinar Subcommittee for the AIPLA's Biotech Committee and serves on the Damages and Injunctions Standing Commitee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. He is a member of the 7th Circuit, Federal Circuit, Indiana State, and Indianapolis Bar Associations.
Mr. Tyler is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Indiana Super Lawyers®. He is the author of several articles published on issues of intellectual property or federal procedure in a variety of peer-reviewed publications. In 2010, one of his articles won the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement. His civic activities include being a co-founder, past president, and volunteer for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) and past chairman of the Indianapolis Civic Theatre (1999-2002). Currently, he serves on the board of the Indiana Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For his work on behalf of the NCLC, he received the Indianapolis Bar Association's Pro Bono Award in 2002 and was a co-recipient of the firm's inaugural Joseph A. Maley Pro Bono Award in 2009. He is a member of United Way's Tocqueville Society.
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|IN||Active In Good Standing||1984||01/15/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodward-White, Inc.||2012|
|Indiana SuperLawyers||Key Professional Media||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodward-White, Inc.||2011|
|Indiana Super Lawyers||Key Professional Media||2010|
|Burton Award for Legal Achievement||Burton Foundation||2010|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodard/White, Inc.||2010|
|Joseph A. Maley Pro Bono Award||Barnes & Thornburg LLP||2009|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodward/White, Inc.||2009|
|Indiana SuperLawyers||Key Professional Media||2009|
|Pro Bono Award||Indianapolis Bar Association||2002|
|Partner||Barnes & Thornburg||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Federal Circuit Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Seventh Circuit Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Abbott Labs v. Roche Diagnostics||Settled after favorable partial summary judgments|
|Loparex LLC v. MPI Release Technologies||Summary judgment for defendants on trade secret and related claims; case remains pending on counterclaims (as of 9/2011).|
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|BNA PTC Journal||Federal Circuit Establishes Standards for Patent Prosecution Bars in Protective Order||2010|
|Wake Forest IP LJ||Kingsdown 20 Years Later - What It Takes to Prove Inequitable Conduct is No Clearer||2009|
|Federal Circuit Bar Journal||Kingsdown 15 years later: What does it take to prove inequitable conduct||2004|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Webinar||AMP v. USPTO - 35 USC 101 and DNA Sequence Patents||2011|
|Webinar||Stanford v. Roche - The Decision and What It Means to You and Your Clients||2011|
|Webinar||Restriction Practice in Biotech Applications||2011|
|Webinar||Patenting Biotechnology in Uncertain Times||2010|
|2008 Patent Law Summit||Patent Damages||2008|