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Tyler J. Dutton



Tyler J. Dutton

Tyler J. Dutton is a director in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. His practice emphasizes inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office. He also has experience prosecuting patent applications and reissue applications across various technological areas.

Tyler’s experience in contested proceedings includes: drafting substantive papers on behalf of patent owners and petitioners; drafting discovery motions; requesting supplemental briefing; strategizing legal arguments for issues of first impression; assisting technical experts with expert reports; preparing for offensive as well as defensive depositions of fact and expert witnesses; and preparing for oral hearings. Through this experience, Tyler has successfully defended and challenged patents at the U.S. Patent Office.

Tyler is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, the book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice.

While attending Emory University School of Law, Tyler was a managing editor for the Emory International Law Review. He worked as an extern in the global patents group of a Fortune 100 company, gaining valuable experience in patent portfolio management, freedom to operate opinions, and the needs of in-house counsel. Tyler also worked with the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans, co-authoring an amici curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tyler received his B.S., summa cum laude, in electronics engineering technology from South Dakota State University. 

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Emory University School of Law
with honors
Electronics Engineering Technology
South Dakota State University
summa cum laude


District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Patent & Trademark Office