Tyler M. Akagi is an experienced intellectual property litigator, who represents clients in disputes in the U.S. district courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property issues outside of the litigation context, helping them procure patent protection for their valuable inventions and navigate potential intellectual property obstacles.
Tyler focuses on patent litigation and client counseling in the mechanical, industrial manufacturing, and alternative energy fields. Tyler represents clients in intellectual property disputes before U.S. district courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
He manages attorney and support teams throughout every phase of patent litigation. Tyler has extensive experience developing litigation strategies, taking complex international discovery, and working with technical and damages experts.
He also has broad experience representing clients in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), from drafting petitions through oral arguments and appeals.
Tyler takes particular pride in his persuasive writing abilities, and his knack for explaining otherwise complicated legal issues in straightforward, easily understood terms. Litigation clients he works with range from individual inventors to multinational corporations, and he tailors his representation to each client’s unique needs.
In addition to litigation matters, Tyler advises clients on their U.S. and international patent portfolios, provides counsel to protect clients against claims of patent infringement, and performs due diligence in support of intellectual property acquisition.
- College of William and Mary School of Law J.D., 2007
- University of Oklahoma B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with honors, 2004
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association
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