July 20, 2017

“Getting To Know … Tyson Benson,” Macomb County Legal News, July 20, 2017

An attorney at Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC in Troy, Tyson Benson has been working as a patent attorney for nearly a decade.

His intellectual property law practice is primarily devoted to the management, procurement, and protection of patent rights for Harness Dickey clients.

Benson has assisted multiple startups, corporations, and universities in obtaining patent protection in a wide variety of new and emerging technologies.

Additionally, Benson has assisted clients in managing their patent portfolios, performing due diligence investigations of intellectual property portfolios, evaluating the validity and enforceability of patents, and providing litigation support.

Why did you become a lawyer? I became a patent lawyer because this profession allows me to spend my life with my two favorite subjects – engineering and law.

What’s your favorite law-related TV show, movie, and/or book? “Boston Legal”; “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court”; and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Who are your law role models – real and/or fictional? Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and Tom Irving, a real world patent lawyer in Washington, D.C.

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would that be? I would happily trade with Elon Musk when he is working at Tesla.

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