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Background

Ryan is the Chief Representative of Fish & Richardson’s Representative Office in Shenzhen, China. Ryan’s practice emphasizes patent prosecution, litigation support, opinion work, IP due diligence, IP strategy, portfolio management, agreements and licensing. Now in China, and having lived and worked in Munich, Germany, prosecuting patents before the German and European patent offices, Ryan has developed an international perspective on IP issues, and challenges clients face across the globe.

Ryan has participated in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and the EPO, and has several years of experience in various technical arts including software, computer science, mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical systems, and controls. Much of Ryan’s work focuses on cutting edge technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, including deep learning and reinforcement learning. He has developed a particular focus on patent-eligibility in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2014 holding in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. In addition to architecting Fish’s Alice Tracker website, Ryan has developed both prosecution, and litigation strategies for navigating the evolving patent-eligibility case law from the Federal Circuit, and district courts.

While still on the road to learning Mandarin, he is fluent in German, and his professional technical experience includes working as an Applications Engineer at GKN Automotive, Inc., and as a Graduate Engineer in the GKN plc Group Graduate Development Scheme in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Coursework in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Wayne State University Law School 2002
J.D.
cum laude


Oakland University 1996
Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2002
  • Michigan 2003
  • Texas 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Language

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member of Michigan Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, and Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Other Distinctions

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals list (2019-2020).​

Media Coverage
Building Business at SXSW: Festival-Going Lawyers Mix and Mingle With People In Tech and Entertainment Biz

Speaking Engagements
SXSW Interactive 2014 – Intellectual Property IQ: A Workshop For Artists, Developers, And Entrepreneurs

SXSW Interactive 2014 – Mentor

SXSW Eco 2013 – Mentor

Pro Bono
State of Arizona v. Brian Womble (CR ) – Represent death row inmate in State-level post-conviction relief proceedings.

McCallum v. Peake, M.D. – (U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims) pro bono representation of Mr. McCallum in his appeal to the CAVC. Appeal decided in Appellant’s favor.

Ryan represents Fish & Richardson as a member of the Steering Committee for the Texas AIA – USPTO Pro Bono Patent Assistance Program, and drafts patent applications in support of the program.

Periodic casework for Central Texas Volunteer Legal Services.

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Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Litigation Practice; National Rankings in the Plaintiff Firm and Prosecution Firm Categories
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March 16th, 2015 | 3:00 pm EDT
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