February 13, 2017

Harness Dickey Adds Patent Attorney Tyson Benson

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, announced today that Tyson Benson has joined its Metro Detroit office.  Benson is a registered patent attorney with nearly ten years of experience managing patent portfolios and protecting the intellectual property assets of clients ranging from start-ups to universities to Fortune 500 companies.

“We are very pleased to have Tyson join our team,” said Harness Dickey Principal Michael Wiggins.  “His deep knowledge of patent law and breadth of experience across industries reinforces the firm’s mission to provide full-service intellectual property solutions to our clients around the globe.”

Benson’s practice will focus on preparing and prosecuting patents for clients in numerous industries, including software, medical devices, consumer products, and consumer electronics.  His practice will also include negotiating licensing agreements, providing litigation support, conducting freedom to operate analyses, and providing ongoing patent and business strategy counsel to clients in the U.S. and abroad.

Benson was previously an attorney with a small intellectual property firm in Omaha, Nebraska, where he won the Great Plains Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Award for Intellectual Property in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Prior to practicing law, Tyson was a Product Engineer for Micron Technology where he helped drive innovation in DRAM technology.

Benson joins Harness Dickey as an Associate in its Troy, Michigan, headquarters.  He holds a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey has obtained more than 55,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921.  Currently ranked seventh among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2015 poll by IPWatchdog, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs.  Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.hdp.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.