Ryan C. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate
Minneapolis
3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4612
Contact My Assistant
Mary Peterson
D: 612.371.5204

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
J.D.
Cybaris, An Intellectual Property Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court, best brief, Chicago Region 

 
Creighton University
Ph.D., Pharmacology
B.S., Biology

Bar and Court Admissions

Minnesota State Bar
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Minnesota Intellectual Property  Law Association (MIPLA)
New York Academy of Sciences
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

Publications & Speaking

Update on the American Invents Act: Pre-Issuance Third-party Submissions, October 2012, Larkin Hoffman e-newsletter, cited on AIPLA Lexology
 
A Summary of Recent Changes under the America Invents Act, October 2012, Larkin Hoffman e-newsletter, cited on AIPLA Lexology
 
Examiner Interviews 101 - Strategies on How to Make the Most of Your USPTO Interview and Get Your Patent Issued.  AIPLA New Lawyers Committee CLE, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, May, 30, 2012
 
Update on the American Invents Act: Cost Considerations Associated with Post-Grant Review, April 2012, Larkin Hoffman e-newsletter, cited on AIPLA Lexology
 
Update on the American Invents Act: Post-Grant Review, January 2012, Larkin Hoffman e-newsletter, cited on AIPLA Lexology
 
Update on the America Invents Act: Virtual Marking, discussion on recent changes in the law,  Legal Talk Network Podcast, December 15, 2011
 
Update on the American Invents Act: Virtual Marking, November 2011, Larkin Hoffman e-newsletter, cited on AIPLA Lexology.

Ryan is an intellectual property attorney who focuses his practice on chemical and life science technologies. Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Ryan worked for a law firm in Minneapolis where he handled issues for clients in the biomedical, food science, chemical and medical device industries. He previously worked for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner, evaluating patent applications relating to drug-delivery devices and bio-affecting and body treating compositions.

Ryan's practice includes patentability assessment, filing and prosecuting U.S. applications, managing international patent portfolios, IP due diligence, licensing and joint development agreements.