Kyle Yarberry
Associate
Overview

"Listen more, talk less, then do whatever it takes to achieve the client’s goals."

A practitioner with diverse professional experience, Kyle understands that clients often view IP law as a means to achieve commercial objectives.  With this in mind, Kyle works harder and smarter to achieve the best legal outcome consistent with the client’s business goals.

After leaving the financial industry to become an IP lawyer, Kyle gained valuable experience during law school by working for two firms with strong IP practice groups and by prosecuting his own patent applications before the USPTO.  As an attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione, his experience includes patent prosecution, litigation, and post-grant matters.  For example, Kyle regularly prepares and files patent applications for a Fortune 100 athletic apparel company covering textile structures and manufacturing methods before critical go-to-market dates, and oversees the prosecution of several international patent families.  He also helped defend a Fortune 500 digital vapor cigarette manufacturer in a patent infringement case by preparing invalidity contentions, helping formulate claim constructions, and assisting with several inter partes review petitions.  Kyle’s experience also includes evaluating patent validity, preparing clearance opinions, matters related to patent licensing and financing, and copyright matters.

Education
  • J.D.
    University of Michigan Law School, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, cum laude
    Southern Methodist University, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Associate, 2016-Present

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Summer Associate, 2014, 2015

Boyle Fredrickson SC
Summer Associate, 2014

Experience | Non-Legal

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
Associate, 2009-2013

Robert W. Baird & Co.
Analyst, 2008-2009

Forward Thinking
blogpost
October 31, 2016
In a recent PTAB ruling, Corning Gilbert, Inc. v. PPC Broadband, Inc., No. IPR2013-00342, Paper 57 (PTAB Oct. 12, 2016),[1] the PTAB reversed itself on remand from the Federal Circuit.  The Corning series of decisions is instructive ...
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