Summary

Ryan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law and focuses his practice on patent matters and technology transactions. He works as a strategic advisor by designing unique strategies for clients’ intellectual property portfolios based on their goals and market expectations.

Ryan routinely assists clients with drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as preparing patent appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has extensive experience conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations and drafting opinions for freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity, patentability and exclusivity.

In addition, Ryan frequently negotiates and structures strategic intellectual property transactions and drafts contracts. He represents clients in a variety of domestic and international technology transactions involving intellectual property, including intellectual property license agreements, collaboration agreements, research and development agreements, and technology transfer agreements. Ryan also advises clients regarding the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the formation of joint ventures and other types of strategic alliances and partnering arrangements.

Ryan also acts as outside general counsel to numerous private companies. He counsels clients in a wide variety of fields, a small sampling of which includes the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, animal health, agriculture, diagnostic, medical device, and software fields. Ryan represents clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups and universities to Fortune 100 corporations.

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Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (2013)

    J.D., magna cum laude

  • Purdue University (M.S., Biology, Focus in Molecular Biology and Biology Chemistry) (2009)
  • Indiana University (B.S., Nutrition Science with minors in Biology and Chemistry) (2008)

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

    Member, Biotechnology Committee
    Member, Chemical Committee
    Member, Food & Drug Committee

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, IP Section

  • Indianapolis Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

    Associate

Community Involvement

  • Health & Science Innovations

    Board Member (2017 - present)
    Secretary (2019 - present)

  • Momentum Mentor Networks, Indiana Health Industry Forum

    Mentor (2016 - present)

  • Notre Dame Alumni Club of Indianapolis

    Member (2013 - present)