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Tyson Wilde

Associate

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Tyson assists clients to grow and protect their companies by developing and leveraging their intellectual property.

With many Fortune 500 companies attributing 80% or more of their company’s value to intellectual property rights, Tyson is instrumental in assisting clients to develop their businesses.

Intellectual Property Strategy and Consulting: Prior to becoming an attorney, Tyson was a full-time patent agent for more than seven years. As the Intellectual Property Director for a company that developed oil and gas, mining, and construction technologies, he managed a U.S. and international portfolio of over 500 patents, patent applications, trademarks, and registered copyrights. He directed the due diligence and negotiations for several large, complex patent sale and licensing deals that were each valued at over $100 million. Drawing on this experience, Tyson works with clients to develop intellectual property strategies that maximize their return on R&D and brand investments.

Experienced Patent Portfolio Management: Tyson uses his experience as a patent agent to guide clients through the patent portfolio management process. He has significant experience working in mechanical, chemical, software, and electrical technologies.

Experience

Intellectual Property Law

Tyson has experience with a variety of technology sectors including medical devices, oil & gas, synthetic materials, computer hardware, software, and many others. Tyson also has extensive experience assisting clients to protect their intellectual property in international jurisdictions, particularly in European and Asian countries. He advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property management, including:

  • Copyrights and trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • Licensing and technology
Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Opinions Law

Tyson develops strategy to help clients protect their valuable proprietary technologies:

  • Patent prosecution
  • Invention disclosures
  • Freedom to operate
  • Patent Infringement & Validity Opinions

Client Results

  • Before joining Holland & Hart, some of Tyson's experience included:

    • Increased value of spin off companies as in-house IP Director by managing a team that increased patent filings from 30 filings to 110 filings per year.
    • Directed due diligence and negotiated patent sale and licensing agreement valued at $100 million.
    • Directed due diligence for license valued at $20 million up front with an additional earn out agreement valued at $80 million.
    • Stopped foreign competitors from violating U.S. company's trademarks and copyrights abroad.

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, CLE Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Programs Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Various Roles, 2008-Present
  • The Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2011-2012
  • Economic Development Committee Member, Spanish Fork City, 2006-2008
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