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Tyson Winarski

Tyson Winarski

Intellectual Ventures
Senior Licensing Attorney
Mountain View, CA, USA


Tyson Winarski is a Senior Licensing Attorney for Intellectual Ventures (IV) in Mountain View, California. Tyson develops and executes patent monetization programs through assertion based licensing strategies.

Founded in 2000, IV is a privately-held invention capital company. IV is building a market for invention by making invention a profitable activity. With more than $5 billion under management and more than 40,000 IP assets in active monetization programs, IV owns one of the world's largest and fastest-growing intellectual property portfolios, which IV licenses to the world's most innovative companies. Investors include a mix of Fortune 500 companies, individuals and institutions

Tyson's patent practice has included patent litigation in Federal District Court and the International Trade Commission under Section 337, opinions on validity and infringement, all phases of patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio due diligence for mergers and acquisitions as well as IPO S-1 statements, patent reexamination proceedings, and copyright and trademark litigation and licensing. In addition, Tyson has testified as an expert witness on licensing in Federal District Court and has served as a court appointed arbitrator.

Tyson has previously practiced at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Steptoe and Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., and has also taught a course on Intellectual Property at Arizona State University. Tyson is widely published on IP matters having co-authored a chapter on Section 337 litigation for the ABA's Patent Litigation Handbook and has provided numerous articles on patent issues for Intellectual Property Today, IEEE Magazine, and other legal journals. Tyson has also been a frequent lecturer on patent matters at IEEE Conferences, European Nano Systems NSTI, and the Arizona Bar Association.

A graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Tyson is a registered patent attorney holding a BSME and MSEE and is a member of the Bar of the State of California, Arizona and the District of Columbia.

Tyson is also an inventor of patented technologies for magnetic media formed of magnetic nanoparticles contained in carbon nanotubes, LED memory status indicators, and solar electric windows (US Patent Nos. 7,976,966; 7,683,801; 7,687,160; 6,688,053). 

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