Ryan advises intellectual property owners on strategies for protecting and enforcing their rights, including through licensing and litigation. He also consults with intellectual property owners regarding portfolio management and confidentiality measures to help them develop and safeguard their innovations. In addition, Ryan provides legal opinions and freedom-to-operate analysis to help clients preemptively manage their risk as they create new products and services, and he defends companies who have been accused of intellectual property infringement. Ryan has worked on all areas of intellectual property litigation including copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret. His areas of technical familiarity include video games and other software; animation; clothing; mechanical and electronic devices; biotech, pharmaceutical, and other chemical compounds and methods; banking technology; networking technology; and telecom technology.
Ryan is Of Counsel in Dorsey’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group.
Education & Admissions
University of Washington School of Law (LL.M., Intellectual Property Law and Policy, 2008), Outstanding Student Award
University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Vassar College (B.A., Biochemistry and Philosophy, 2000), Honors in Biochemistry and Philosophy
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
News & Resources
News & Press Mentions
Industries & Practices
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
- Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management