Overview

Lyle focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property law. He provides end-to-end counsel to help clients identify, protect, and commercialize IP assets including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He works closely with his clients to understand their business priorities and help them align their IP to support those goals.

Lyle has broad experience spanning a number of technology areas, including medical, biotech, software, data, telecommunications, consumer products, manufacturing, and mechanical technologies.

Before joining Michael Best, Lyle was an attorney with full-service law firm Forrest Firm, where he led the Intellectual Property practice. Earlier, Lyle practiced with a Raleigh patent boutique firm. He began his legal career at a dual law firm and patent analytics company in Durham, where he worked as a patent prosecutor and analyst.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Legal Elite, Intellectual Property Law, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2021-2022
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2020
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020

Professional Activities

  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Freedom United
  • Volunteer, North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP)

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admission

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Freedom United
  • Volunteer, North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP)
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