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 has significant experience managing global patent portfolios for clients. He routinely assists clients with drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as preparing patent appeals and petitions 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 intellectual property counsel to numerous companies and provides efficient solutions for his clients that safeguard their assets. 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, software, computer, and internet fields. Ryan represents clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups and universities to Fortune 100 corporations.



  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (2023 – 2024)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Patent Law (2022 – 2024)

  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Intellectual Property 

    (2021 – present)

All Service Areas


  • 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)


  • 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

Speeches and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, IP Section

  • The S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property American Inn of Court


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)