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Ryan Patrick O'Connor

Principal

San Diego, CA
858-678-4358
oconnor@fr.com
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Background

Ryan O’Connor is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. For nearly a decade he has focused on litigating patent infringement disputes in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, internet advertising, and computer hardware/software.

Mr. O’Connor has technical experience investigating novel antibiotics as a Biochemist at Replidyne, assisting Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device companies with product development as a regulatory consultant at CBR International, troubleshooting and optimizing manufacturing processes used to create x-ray film and various paints/coatings as an Engineer at Kodak and Valspar, respectively, and researching over-expression of recombinant DNA in E. Coli at the University of Colorado.

Education

J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center 2007


LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center 2007
Intellectual Property


B.S., University of Colorado Boulder 2004
Chemical Engineering


B.A., University of Colorado Boulder 2004
Biochemistry

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2007
  • California 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2013

Other Distinctions

Nominee, Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014

Selected publications

Brief submitted on behalf of the Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Amicus Clinic as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondents in KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007) (No. 04-1350) (contributor).

Research Tool Case Study: Sangamo and Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology.

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