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Overview

Ryan speaks the language of innovators, helping to protect their ideas and resolve their intellectual property disputes.

A registered patent attorney and intellectual property lawyer, Ryan is passionate about guiding developers, technologists, engineers and manufacturers through every aspect of protecting their dynamic ideas. He has litigated patent disputes to trial on behalf of domestic and international companies in district courts throughout the country, as well as at the Federal Circuit. Ryan is also experienced litigating matters and arguing appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Ryan is known for his thorough research and creative strategies in litigation. He applies these same skills to landscape analysis of patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. Clients appreciate that Ryan, with an industrial and systems engineering degree, is as comfortable talking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as he is discussing intellectual property and patent law.


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Recognition

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA), Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellow, 2015

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • DePaul Law Review
    • DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law
  • B.S., University of Florida
    • cum laude
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering major; Business Administration minor

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Experience
  • Represented four generic pharmaceutical companies in parallel proceedings in the District of New Jersey and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). After a nine-day bench trial, District Court found sole patent-in-suit was invalid and Federal Circuit affirmed in favor of clients. The patent-in-suit was also independently invalid after an inter partes review proceeding, which was also affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation in the District of Delaware. After a four-day bench trial, certain patents-in-suit were found to be not infringed.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation involving in the District of Delaware. Following a four-day bench trial, the case settled favorably for client.
  • Represented four generic pharmaceutical companies as petitioners in an inter partes review before the PTAB. The patent-at-issue was found invalid, and the Federal Circuit affirmed.
  • Argued patent prosecution appeal regarding a cloud-based agriculture technology before Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Outside the Office

Ryan grew up in Orlando, Florida, next to Universal Studios, which made for an enviable first job as a teenager. These days, he spends time with his girlfriend, Katie, and their French bulldog, Harvey. In addition to watching sports and staying fit, the couple enjoys international travel. They recently toured Europe – Singapore, New Zealand and Vietnam are on the short list.

Community Leadership

Ryan has represented underserved clients in a variety of pro bono matters, including civil rights litigation, immigration matters and patent prosecution.

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