Ryan received a B.S. in chemical engineering, cum laude, from the Honors College at Michigan State University ('99), a M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Saint Joseph ('13), and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law ('03).
Prior to law school, Ryan studied the production of rocket fuels using indigenous Martian resources at the University of Colorado in conjunction with NASA. Ryan also gained experience in fermentation technologies as an assistant brew master for the Mackinaw Brewing Company. During law school, Ryan gained valuable intellectual property experience serving as a federal judicial extern in the Northern District of Illinois, a summer associate in Chicago, a US patent agent in New Zealand, the symposiums editor for the DePaul Sports Law Journal, and as an intern in the Technology and Intellectual Property Clinic at DePaul.
Ryan's practice focuses on patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution as well as consultation and opinions regarding procurement, validity, infringement, and related concerns. Ryan has experience in a wide variety of technical areas including chemical and mechanical engineering, software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biochemistry, genetic therapies, human fluid chemistries, RFID devices, and plastics.