Sean represents technology companies in intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright and trade secret litigation. His practice focuses on representing clients operating in the software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AdTech, and social networking industries. Sean’s experience spans managing all aspects of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, and strategy. Sean is also a patent attorney licensed to practice before the U.S.P.T.O. and the P.T.A.B. and has successfully prosecuted patents involving a wide variety of technologies. Sean is also versed in multiple widely-used computer programming languages.

Prior to joining Tyz Law Group, Sean was an intellectual property attorney at Baker Botts LLP, where he practiced intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution.

Prior to law school, Sean was a research assistant at the University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences, where he studied the near-infrared spectrum of the Saturn satellite Phoebe using data from the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer on the Cassini orbiter. He also worked with spatial data and digital mapping applications as a visual data specialist at Google.



  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Thurston Society; Order of the Coif; Senior Production Editor, Hastings Law Journal 

  • B.S., Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences ­­ – Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Washington


  • Member of the State Bar of California

  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 

  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California