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My legal practice is dedicated to maximizing the value and security of my clients' intellectual property. I work closely with a wide-range of clients from large corporations to start-up companies and entrepreneurs across a range of industries to:
• formulate and implement intellectual property development and protection strategies that are tailored to each client's stage of development and business objectives;
• litigate patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and related cases on behalf of clients before federal courts, state courts, administrative bodies, and arbitration associations;
• draft and prosecute patent applications;
• perform trademark selection and registration;
• assess intellectual property portfolios;
• evaluate technology licenses;
• carry out patent reexamination and patent appeal initiatives;
• conduct due diligence; and
• advise clients on the rapidly developing law of the Internet.

I have worked with various technologies relating to telecommunications, the Internet, medical devices, optics, data compression, network architectures, circuit design, robotics, clean technology, MEMS technology, fluidic devices, consumer electronics, computer software and hardware, predictive mathematical models and mechanical devices.

I’m a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.


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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 50%
    12 years, 100 cases
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    12 years, 30 cases
  3. Patent Infringement: 25%
    12 years, 10 cases



Hourly ($200-280/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Joseph Samuel Leventhal

    Kyle is an excellent patent prosecutor with meticulous attention to detail and a commonsense approach to counseling clients with their IP needs. I highly recommend Kyle.


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  • David J Munoz

    Kyle is a great attorney specializing in Intellectual Property. I highly recommend contacting him for any IP issues.


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Contact info

Pendergrass & Tietsworth LLP

1010 Second Avenue
24th Floor
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPendergrass & Tietsworth LLP2012 - Present
Partner, Intellectual Property AttorneyWalker Pendergrass & Tietsworth LLP2011 - 2012
Patent Attorney and Patent AgentCooley LLP (Cooley Godward LLP)2005 - 2011
Patent ExaminerUnited States Patent & Trademark Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
GABRIEL TECHNOLOGIES and TRACE TECHNOLOGIES, v. QUALCOMM INC., SNAPTRACK, INC. and NORMAN KRASNERJudge extinguished what was left of a $1 billion fraud and trade secrets case in 2012.
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Publication nameTitleDate
XIIIth Int’l Symposium on High Voltage EngineeringCorona driven air propulsion for cooling of electronics2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of WashingtonElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2003