- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
Lucy Tyson advises clients in a variety of matters related to the protection, maintenance, licensing, and transfer of intellectual property assets. She is experienced in U.S. and international patent clearance, prosecution and enforcement, and counsels clients on the protection of intellectual property assets in acquisitions. In addition, Lucy has experience in the prosecution and management of trademark portfolios.
Lucy has also assisted clients in the structuring and negotiating of services agreements for business process and information technology outsourcing and managed services.
Lucy advises both national and international clients in the energy, oilfield, chemical processing, petrochemicals, gas, and biotechnology industries.
During law school, Lucy held an internship with United States Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She was awarded a 2011-2012 HIPLA Intellectual Property Law Scholarship.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Lucy was employed as a process engineer at Dow Chemical Company, where she brought process engineering expertise to assist in the process equipment design for plant expansion projects and grass roots production facilities, with experience in waste reduction. She also led an international team involved in the design of an education and training program for newly hired engineers.
Syntrix Biosystems Inc. v. Illumina Inc. - Represented Syntrix Biosystems Inc., a biotechnology research firm, in a patent suit against Illumina in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Syntrix first filed the suit in November 2010, alleging that DNA- and RNA-analyzing products made and sold by Illumina infringed U.S. Patent 6,951,682. Assisted in preparation of expert reports, performed extensive case law research, drafted motions for summary judgment, one of which resulted in defendant withdrawing a defense, and prepared various pretrial documents. After an 11 day jury trial, the court awarded Syntrix $95,795,507 in damages and a 6 percent royalty rate.
J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2012
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2005
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Coach, University of Houston Law Center Negotiations Team Regional, National and International Competitions
Intern, The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Notes & Comments Editor, Houston Law Review
Best Creative Solution Generation Award, 2012 ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition