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Ryan’s patent application experience includes disclosure interviews, examiner interviews, foreign associate instruction letters, patent application drafting, responses to office actions, and preparation of appeal briefs.

Ryan has specific patent experience with inventions related to:

  • Telecommunications systems and networks
  • Digital signal processing
  • Computer software and hardware
  • Interactive media
  • Semiconductors
  • Analog and digital circuits
  • Sensor technology
  • Gaming
  • Materials
  • E-commerce

He joins Calfee from a Cleveland-based intellectual property law boutique, where he served as a Technical Specialist and a Patent Agent.

Prior to his career as a Patent Agent, Ryan worked in information technology as an SQL Data Analyst. In this role, he coded database queries, performed predictive analysis, and deployed responsive marketing campaigns.

Ryan also served as an Integrated Avionics Mechanic in the U.S. Air Force (Reservist), with responsibility for communication and navigation systems, and specifically maintaining 17 independent and dependent mission systems.

Ryan has an extensive educational background. He earned his master’s degree in Patent Practice from Case Western Reserve University in 2019. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, and an associate degree in Computer Programming and Database from Stark State College. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati.

In addition, Ryan is certified as a Communication/Navigations Avionics Mechanic Journeyman by the Community College of the Air Force. He also holds a certification from the State of Ohio in Electronic Technology.

Ryan joined Calfee in 2022.


Master’s in Patent Practice, Case Western Reserve University, 2019

Associate Degree, Computer Programming and Database, Stark State College, 2013

M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2009

B.F.A., Electronic Media, University of Cincinnati, 2007


Communication/Navigations Avionics Mechanic Journeyman, Community College of the Air Force, 2006

Electronics Technology, State of Ohio, 2001

Licensed Patent Agent before the USPTO; not a licensed attorney.


Licensed In

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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