Lynn Tyler
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

11 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation

Practice/Organization Description

Lynn C. Tyler is a partner and registered patent lawyer in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He concentrates his practice in litigation of intellectual property matters, representing clients at all stages of the process, including pre-litigation counseling, alternative dispute resolution, formal and informal discovery, trial, and appeal.

Mr. Tyler has represented clients in federal courts throughout the country in cases involving patents, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, antitrust, non-compete agreements, and unfair competition. Mr. Tyler has also represented clients in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Some of the technologies involved in these cases include artificial hips, automotive fuel caps, cable television test equipment, cement kilns, electrochemical blood glucose monitors and other blood assays and analyzers, computer software, pharmaceuticals, and spinal implants.

In the last several years, Mr. Tyler has participated in more than 15 trials and evidentiary hearings. For appellate matters, he has been the lead counsel in over 30 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and various federal and state courts. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, several federal Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Indiana.

Mr. Tyler graduated summa cum laude in 1981 from the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984. He also received a M.S. in biology from IUPUI in 2007. He was a member of the Michigan Law Review and elected to the Order of Coif. He serves on the Damages and Injunctions Standing Commitee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and is a member of the 7th Circuit, Federal Circuit, and Indiana State Bar Associations, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mr. Tyler is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Indiana Super Lawyers®. He is the author of several articles published on issues of intellectual property or federal procedure in a variety of peer-reviewed publications. His civic activities include being a co-founder, past president, and volunteer for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) and past chairman of the Indianapolis Civic Theatre (1999-2002). For his work on behalf of the NCLC, he received the Indianapolis Bar Association's Pro Bono Award in 2002 and was a co-recipient of the firm's inaugural Joseph A. Maley Pro Bono Award in 2009. He is a member of United Way's Tocqueville Society.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the U.S.; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 6th, 7th, 8th, and Federal Circuits; State of Indiana; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


B.A., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame (1984); J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School (1984); M.S., Biology, IUPUI (2007).

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and Indianapolis Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Burton Award for Legal Achievement, Best Lawyers in America, Indiana Super Lawyers, Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Award, Joseph A. Maley Pro Bono Award

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