Tyler McAllister

1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 3700, Seattle, WA USA 98101


Tyler McAllister focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, patent clearance and opinions, patent licensing, patent litigation, post-grant review, and related business and intellectual property counseling. Tyler helps startups, along with established corporations, bring new products and services to market in a wide range of technologies including computer software and hardware, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, virtual assistants, electronics, robotics, graphical user interfaces, content delivery networks, telecommunications, health IT, medical record management, implantable medical devices, robotic surgical devices, wearable medical and consumer devices, insect rearing and release systems, warehouse automation and material handling, sporting goods, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McAllister gained experience working as a full-time extern to the Honorable Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. During law school, he worked as a law clerk in the Spokane, Washington office of a national law firm and also served as the business editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Prior to his legal career, Mr. McAllister worked as a junior associate engineer at Nolte Associates, Inc. in Cedar City, Utah.

Mr. McAllister was recognized in 2024 and the five years immediately preceding as a Washington “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. McAllister is conversational in Russian.


Represented one of the largest global companies in its efforts to challenge patents through inter partes review proceedings.

Reviewed and cataloged thousands of active and inactive patent license agreements for a major consumer electronics company.

Counsels consumer electronics clients in connection with the negotiation of standard essential patent licenses relating to 3G and 4G LTE cellular network technology.

Represent indigent tenants facing eviction in connection with King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Program.

Represent unaccompanied minors and other affirmative and defensive asylum seekers in proceedings before administrative agencies and immigration court.


Gonzaga University School of Law J.D. (2013) magna cum laude

Southern Utah University B.S. (2010) Integrated Engineering


Washington (2013)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2012)

Professional & Community Activities

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Barrister

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