Andriy Lytvyn is a registered patent attorney with over a decade of experience in patent and trademark law. He is Board Certified in Intellectual Property (IP) Law by the Florida Bar. Andriy graduated with honors from the University of Florida with dual degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Andriy earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law, whose IP program consistently ranks among the top 10 in the nation. While in law school, Andriy served on the editorial board of the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law.
After graduating from law school, Andriy returned to Tampa to establish a family and pursue a career in IP law. Andriy has extensive patent preparation and prosecution experience, which includes over 170 issued U.S. patents granted for a wide array of technologies, encompassing software, telecommunications, medical devices, consumer products, and retail security solutions. Andriy also has substantial experience in trademark prosecution, which includes over 100 U.S. trademark applications.
On the litigation front, Andriy has served as the lead counsel in over a dozen Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and achieved one of the first successful patent defenses in a Covered Business Method (CBM) review. One of Andriy’s most prominent professional accomplishments is winning an IPR appeal against Apple Inc. (DSS Tech. Mgmt., Inc. v. Apple Inc., 885 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2018)). As a result of that appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion upholding the validity of the challenged patent and curtailing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s ability to invalidate patents based on expert testimony rather than concrete evidence. Subsequently, the DSS opinion became extensively cited at all levels of patent litigation.
Outside of the office, Andriy enjoys learning about emerging technologies, spending quality time with his family, working out, being out on the water, skiing, and traveling.
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2022)
- Tampa Club’s 40 under 40 (2022)
Credentials & Experience
University of Florida, B.S., Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 2009, cum laude
Boston University School of Law, 2012
The Florida Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Professional & Civic
Community & Professional
- Hillsborough County Bar Association: IP Co-Chair