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Tyson Winarski

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Director, COL Intellectual Property Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography: 

Tyson Winarski is Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Tyson is also a Patent Law Professor teaching courses on Patent Licensing and Monetization, IP Licensing, and Appeals to the USPTO PTAB. Tyson is a registered patent attorney (BSME, MSEE) specializing in patent licensing, patent portfolio strategic development, and patent prosecution. Tyson is also the inventor of 37 patents in the fields of blockchain technologies, renewable energy, graphene-based optic fibers, nano-composite storage mediums, and social networking devices. Various technology companies have purchased or taken a license to Tyson’s patents. Tyson is also an LGBT professional.

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. Tyson has also testified as an expert witness on licensing in Federal District Court.

Tyson has previously practiced at Intellectual Ventures in Mountain View, California as well as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Steptoe and Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. Tyson is widely published on IP matters having written the book chapter on patent licensing for the Wolters Kluwer Licensing Update published every year since 2014. Tyson has also co-authored a chapter on Section 337 litigation for the ABA’s Patent Litigation Handbook and has provided numerous articles on patent issues for IAM-Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Intellectual Property Today, IEEE Magazines, and other legal journals. Tyson has also been a frequent lecturer on patent matters at the Practicing Law Institute, IEEE Conferences, European Nano Systems NSTI, the San Francisco Intellectual Property law Association, and the Arizona Bar Association. 

Tyson also serves on the board of directors for the Grand Canyon Conservancy, the official nonprofit partner of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Education: 

BS, University of Colorado
JD, Arizona State University
MSEE, Arizona State University

Fall 2021
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LAW 691Seminar
Spring 2021
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SDO 598Special Topics
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2020
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LAW 691Seminar
Spring 2020
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LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2019
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LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
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LAW 691Seminar