Biography

Ryan is a skilled intellectual property litigator with experience in patent, trademark, copyright, false advertising and trade secret law. He handles a wide range of intellectual property matters and has executed a variety of domestic and foreign patent applications for clients in the wireless communications and computer technology industries among others

Litigation

  • Preliminary injunctions for copyright infringement, patent, trademark and trade dress cases
  • Claims by non-practicing entities (“patent trolls”), including invalidating asserted patents
  • Drafting and prosecuting post-grant petitions before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter partes review petitions and covered business method post-grant review petitions
  • Defending trademark rights before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in opposition and cancellation proceedings

Patent Prosecution and IP Transactions

  • Computer technology, software, solid state technologies, general electrical technologies, biomedical devices and mechanical arts patents
  • Growth and protection of client brands
  • Due diligence investigation and analysis
  • Strategic intellectual property portfolio management
  • Legal opinions on issues of infringement/noninfringement, validity/invalidity, enforceability/unenforceability and freedom to operate for patents and trademarks

Before Fox Rothschild

Ryan launched his career as a patent attorney at an intellectual property law firm in Philadelphia. He also served as a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and for The Honorable Sue L. Robinson of U.S. District Court, District of Wilmington, Delaware.

Prior to his legal career, Ryan was a program analyst at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., where he analyzed and managed data and designed data systems for government agencies and municipalities, among other responsibilities. He also worked as an Independent Research Analyst for H. Gil Peach & Associates, LLC.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Ryan served as a volunteer for Nationalities Service Center as well as the Committee of Seventy and was a pro bono intern for Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. He also previously volunteered as a Moot Judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Honor Roll (2013)
  • Recipient, The Legal Aid Society of New York Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award (2009)