Lynn Tyler helps innovative companies secure and preserve their market position and competitive advantage. He advises on FDA compliance, helps protect clients with patent infringement and validity opinions, and helps enforce intellectual property rights — which often must be asserted against imitators who seek to reap where they have not sown.
An accomplished advocate, Lynn litigates and represents clients involved in virtually all stages of the dispute resolution process, including pre-litigation counseling, alternative dispute resolution, formal and informal discovery, trial and appeal. Lynn counsels food industry clients on matters such as advertising and promotion, FDA inspections, imports, labeling, registration, reporting and packaging. He also advises medical device companies on matters such as inspections, 510(k)s, and labeling and promotion issues.
Lynn has represented clients in federal courts throughout the country in cases involving patents, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, antitrust, noncompete agreements and unfair competition. Some of the technologies in which Lynn has been involved include agricultural chemicals, artificial hips, automotive carbon canisters, fuel caps and thermostats, ballistics software, blood glucose monitors and other blood assays and analyzers, cable television test equipment, cement kilns, e-commerce software, pharmaceuticals and spinal implants.
Notably, Lynn has participated in more than 20 trials and evidentiary hearings in patent cases and other complex commercial matters. For appellate matters, he has served as lead counsel in over 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal and state courts.
Lynn is the author of numerous articles and two book chapters on issues of intellectual property, FDA law and federal procedure published in a variety of peer-reviewed publications. He is the former chair of the firm’s Food, Drug and Device practice group.
Professional and Community Involvement
Revenue chair, Foundation Fighting Blindness
Inaugural master, Indianapolis Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2018
Chair, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Food and Drug Committee, 2016-2018
Board member, Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Publications Advisory Board
Member, 7th Circuit Bar Association
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Board member and volunteer, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Former board chair, Booth Tarkington Civic Theater
Former board member, secretary and treasurer, JDRF Indiana Chapter, JDRF
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2007-2023
2019 Go-To Thought Leader, The National Law Review
The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2024; Lawyer of the Year, 2014, 2017 and 2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
Recipient, Burton Award for Legal Achievement, 2010
Recipient, Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2002
Co-recipient, Barnes & Thornburg Joseph A. Maley Pro Bono Award, 2009