Tyler Drye, Ph.D., is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. Tyler’s practice focuses on preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign utility patent applications. Tyler’s technical expertise includes semiconductors devices, displays, memory components, photoelectric and electroluminescent devices, and wireless communications.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Tyler was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he examined patents for semiconductor inventions, including semiconductor devices, processes for their manufacture, and apparatuses for producing them. Tyler’s substantial experience also includes several years as a patent agent both before and during law school, during which time he helped prepare and prosecute utility patent applications while also developing a reissue patent practice.

Tyler’s practice leverages a cross-disciplinary knowledge of materials science, chemistry, and condensed matter physics to provide a deep understanding of the underlying technologies as well as a broad range of possible applications. Tyler has followed this approach since beginning his research career as a student, as throughout his academic career Tyler engaged in the novel synthesis and characterization of a wide range of materials including thermoelectric materials, semiconductors, and superconductors, eventually culminating in a dissertation on iron-pnictide superconductors.

Tyler received his J.D. from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, a Ph.D. in chemical physics from University of Maryland, and a B.S. in physics from Clemson University.

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Physics, Clemson University

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office