As a Registered Patent Attorney in the Merchant & Gould Minneapolis office, Ryan practices all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trademark litigation and patent prosecution. He has prosecuted patents covering chemical, mechanical, semiconductor, software, electrical, and optical device technologies.
Prior to his legal career, Ryan was an engineer for five years with ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and Fluor Corporation. He enjoys providing his clients with a holistic approach to resolve their legal matters by drawing upon his engineering, business, and legal experience. Ryan used these skills as a member of a law and entrepreneurship clinic where he assisted various clients while he was a law student. Ryan also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable David Sam on the U.S. District Court in the District of Utah.
Outside the firm, Ryan has volunteered with several legal clinics to help indigent clients, including the CARA pro bono initiative to provide legal assistance to immigrants in a Texas detention center. In his spare time, he enjoys Latin dancing, traveling, hiking, and rock climbing.