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  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2001
  • B.S., Boston College, Biology, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Lisa D. Tyner

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Special Counsel
  • T: 212.609.6915
    • Worldwide Plaza
      825 Eighth Ave., 31st Fl.
      New York, NY 10019

Lisa DiRocco Tyner has over 12 years of experience in intellectual property matters.  She practices in the area of life sciences, including the fields of biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, genomics, protein therapeutics, diagnostic assays, imaging technologies, and drug development.  She represents a wide range of clients, from universities and small start-ups to large multinational corporations.  Ms. Tyner has broad experience in worldwide intellectual property counseling and strategic planning, patent procurement, due diligence and opinion preparation.  In particular, Ms. Tyner’s practice includes client counseling, freedom to operate and clearance investigations, patentability analysis, validity/infringement opinion work and inventorship disputes.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Tyner spent five years as a research associate at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she performed genetic research in the areas of metabolic disease and autoimmunity.

Representative Matters

Due diligence evaluations of patent portfolios and review of IP license agreements for investment firms
Patent procurement and worldwide intellectual property strategy development for novel antibody therapeutics for a major biopharmaceutical company
Pre-litigation due diligence investigations and patent infringement litigation support in cases involving technologies including medical devices, stem cell therapies, and receptor-Fc fusion proteins
Preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to a wide range of life sciences technologies for various large public and private universities


Boston Patent Law Association Winter 2014 Newsletter
Recent Developments Relating to Patent Term Adjustment (William Passodelis, co-author)
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
Strategies for Managing University and Small Business Patent Portfolios in View of Recent Fundamental Changes in the Law
IP Litigator
Be Wary of What You Ask For: The Dangers of Improper Claim Drafting (Paul Ragusa, co-author)
Patent Strategy & Management