Ryan counsels individual and corporate clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including the preparation, procurement, licensing and enforcement of patents, as well as the drafting and review of licensing and supplier agreements, IP protection clauses and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. Another facet of his practice involves patent litigation, where he has assisted clients maneuver through complex patent disputes, including representing clients across a wide array of technology areas before various federal district courts, as well as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has experience representing clients in administrative proceedings instituted at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter partes review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings.
Ryan's practice experience also includes preparing and rendering oral and written patentability, freedom to practice, non-infringement and validity opinions, as well as conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations and audits of usage and ownership. In addition to preparing and facilitating the ongoing prosecution of U.S. patent applications, he has coordinated the filing and prosecution of PCT and national stage foreign patent applications. Ryan has experience working with a diverse range of clients, from small start-up businesses, to Fortune 100 companies. He also has extensive experience assisting with the commercialization of patents through technology transfer offices from major universities and academic institutions, including Purdue University, Indiana University, the University of Cincinnati, Illinois State University, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Ryan has experience spanning many technical disciplines, including working with businesses in the biotech, biochemistry, biomedical, chemical, Internet, consumer product, food packaging/processing and mechanical engineering industries. He has also worked extensively with technologies within the medical device and surgical sectors, including orthopedic implants, minimally invasive and computer assisted surgical procedures, bioabsorbable stents, catheter devices, general infusion and pain management pumps, wound closure devices, medical imaging systems, immunoassay platforms, as well as diagnostic workstations and drug delivery devices. In addition to his practice experience within the intellectual property field, Ryan also has worked with clients on various FDA issues, including advising clients on governmental regulatory and compliance related matters.
Ryan is admitted to practice law in both Indiana and Ohio and is registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property (2023)
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- University of Dayton School of Law (2000)
- Ball State University (B.S. Biology) (1996)
- Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Federal - Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal - Southern District of Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Ohio
- Federal - Southern District of Ohio
- Federal - Western District of Michigan
- State - Indiana
- State - Ohio
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- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Association