Ryan received a B.S. in chemical engineering, cum laude, from the Honors College at Michigan State University , a M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Saint Joseph, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
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.
Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University in 2001. While at Case, Allison interned in the Musculoskeletal Mechanics and Materials Labs under Dr. Clare M. Rimnac, where she analyzed failed orthopaedic implants and fracture toughness of acrylic bone cement.
After graduating from Case, Allison attended The University of Maryland School of Law, where she was selected for the student editorial board of The Business Lawyer. During law school, Allison completed an externship with the Cancer Branch of the Office of Technology Transfer at the National Institutes of Health where she reviewed invention disclosures, drafted licensing abstracts, and drafted and negotiated licensing agreements. She also participated in a clinical law program, counseling a variety of early stage high technology companies through the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center.
Before joining Larson & Anderson, LLC, Allison practiced in Washington, D.C. and Denver, CO. She became a partner of the firm in 2015.
Marina is now mostly retired, although she continues to provide counsel to the firm in matters of patent prosecution as needed. She is technically trained in the chemical and biological sciences, having earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University at Long Beach and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California. While working in an industrial environment doing research in fermentation biology, she attended Pace University School of Law from which she was graduated cum laude.
Since 1985 Marina has been practicing all aspects of intellectual property law including patent prosecution and litigation on a wide variety of technical subjects. This has included the writing of numerous patent applications for inventions relating to organic and inorganic chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering. In addition, Marina has served as both company IP counsel and underwriter’s IP counsel in connection with several offerings.