Tyler C. Cantrell



Tyler's practice is focused on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and software related technologies. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2006, and was awarded a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2013.


University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. 2013

Virginia Tech
Electrical Engineering
B.S. 2006


Prior to practicing law, Tyler worked as an engineer for several years as a design engineer in the aerospace industry. He participated in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Experience Extern Program, examining patent applications in radio and satellite communications.

Tyler also has five years of experience as a patent attorney at a large multi-practice firm in the Seattle area, as well as a boutique IP firm in Virginia. As a patent attorney, he prosecutes patent applications in various technologies, including semiconductors, display devices, printers, control systems, internet of things, medical devices, software, communication systems, mobile devices, power systems, and sensor technologies. He has experience advising clients on strategies for patent portfolio and patent prosecution, preparing appeal briefs and non-infringement opinions, and patent litigation support including drafting claim charts and legal memoranda.


Tyler is admitted to the state bars of Washington and Virginia. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Tyler is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).

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