Tyson B. Benson (Ty)

Associate / Detroit Metro Office

With nearly a decade of experience as a Patent Attorney, Tyson knows how to tap the right resources to ensure success for his clients.  His current practice is focused on providing patent protection and portfolio management strategies for his clients’ most important technologies.  He is also regularly involved in securing trademark protection, negotiating profitable licensing agreements, providing litigation support and conducting freedom to operate analyses.  As a result, clients appreciate his ability to frame their valuable intellectual property assets within the bigger picture of their total business strategy.

Tyson takes pride in serving clients that range from start-ups to universities to Fortune 500 companies.  As a patent attorney who began his career as a Computer Engineer, he understands the importance of innovation and has the technical expertise to serve clients from virtually any industry.  He is highly regarded for being an enthusiastic advocate for his clients’ work and for safeguarding their assets through the approvals process and onto the open market.

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Tyson is a frequent speaker and webinar guest on topics that include patent prosecution, legal updates, and intellectual property basics for business owners and beginners.

Prior to practicing law, Tyson supported innovations to DRAM technology as a Product Engineer for Micron Technology. His responsibilities included developing software procedures for collecting DDR2 DRAM device data and formulating solutions for improved efficiency in design, speed and yield.


  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” Intellectual Property, 2014-2016


  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Committee Vice Chair
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association, 2nd Year Board Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Council Board Member
  • Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), External Advisory Board Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2009

B.S., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, 2004

Bar & Court admissions



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office