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John W. Ryan

John W. Ryan

Practice areas:

Patent Infringement, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Patent Application, Licensing

About Me

John W. Ryan served as a Presiding Officer  at the 7th, 6th, and 5th  Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute sponsored by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, George Mason University School of Law, and The University of Texas School of Law (2010-2015) at the USPTO in Alexandria, VA.


John W. Ryan was the committee chair (and then co-chair) for the Legislative Oversight Committee of the NYIPLA from 2008-2010


John W. Ryan served as a Presiding Officer at the 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin, TX.  October 29-30, 2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Patent Infringement: 50%
    29 years
  2. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 30%
    29 years
  3. Licensing: 10%
    29 years
  4. Patent Application: 10%
    29 years

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    I give John Ryan my highest endorsement. He works hard and is extremely competent in giving his clients the best possible representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of assistance with intellectual property matters.

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    Jeffrey Simenauer
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I practiced with John for 4 years at Dechert's office in Washington, DC. I personally observed his work and dealings with clients and found him to be an excellent, conscientious, and ethical attorney. I highly recommend John.

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    Ralph Smith
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Shipman & Goodwin

1875 K Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20006-1251

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015
DCActive 198705/24/2015
PAActive198605/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual Property LitigationChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2015
IP Stars: District of ColumbiaManaging Intellectual Property2015
Washington, DC & Baltimore's Top Rated LawyersLexisNexis2015
Washington, DC SuperLawyer in Intellectual Property 2015Super Lawyer - Thompson Reuters2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Washington DC Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property 2014Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters2014
Top Rated Lawyer in TechnologyAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™2014
IP Stars: District of ColumbiaManaging Intellectual Property2014
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual Property LitigationChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2014
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Life Science StarLMG Life Sciences2014
Washington, DC & Baltimore's Top Rated LawyersLexisNexis2014
Top Rated Lawyer in TechnologyAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™2013
IP Stars: District of ColumbiaManaging Intellectual Property2013
Irish Legal 100Irish Voice Newspaper2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual Property LitigationChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2013
Washington, DC & Baltimore's Top Rated LawyersLexisNexis2013
Washington DC Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property 2013Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters2013
Life Science StarLMG Life Sciences2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Washington, DC & Baltimore's Top Rated Lawyers (Biotechnology)LexisNexis2012
Life Sciences StarLMG Life Sciences 2012 Inaugural Edition2012
Chambers, District of Columbia, Intellectual Property LitigationChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual PropertyChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2012
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual PropertyChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual PropertyChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual PropertyChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Chambers, District of Columbia: Intellectual PropertyChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner (and Head of Patent Practice)Wilmer Cutler Pickering2000 - 2003
Partner (and Co-Chair of IP Practice)Dorsey & Whitney1997 - 2000
Vice President & Chief Patent CounselIGEN International1992 - 1997
Adjunct Professor of LawAlbany Law School1990 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationMember2014 - Present
New York Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1987 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pharmaceutical Solutions v. Vitamax RX et al.Case settled favorably for patent holder just before trial.
Natural Chemistry v. OrendaCase settled favorably for patent holder within 6 months of filing complaint
PSN Illinois v. Den-Mat et al. (No. 04-CV-7232 D. Ill.)Summary Judgment of non-infringement for Den-Mat et al.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lexology - in cooperation with Association of Corporate Counsel"IP Subject Matter Conflicts of Interest: Who is Looking Out for You?"2010
IP Law & Business"Throwing Out the Baby"2007
Legal Times Magazine"An Obvious Surprise?"2007
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal"Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation"2004
Internet Law & Business"Internet-Based Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction"2004
Journal of Internet Law"Internet-Based Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction"2003
Stanford Technology Law Review"The Sliding Scale of Personal Jurisdiction via the Internet"2000
BioPharmaceutical Outsourcing Report"International Licensing Agreements"2000
Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology"The Treatment of Territorial Restraints under Patent and Know-How LIcenses"1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterPatent & Trade RegulationLL.M - Master of Laws1988
Syracuse University College of LawCommercial LitigationJD - Juris Doctor1985
Bucknell UniversityChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Patent Law Institute - 7th Annual"Joint Patent Infringement in View of Akamai and McKesson"2012
3rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute"Licensing and Declaratory Relief After MedImmune"2008
DuPont Legal Seminar"Licensing and Due Diligence Issues in China"2005
Henry Stewart Conference Studies"Advance Practice in Drafting and Negotiating Licensing Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Industry"2004
American Chemical Society National Meeting"Licensing Issues for Small Companies"2004
ABA 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law Section Conference"Issues Arising in Developing and/or Licensing Technology from U.S. Governmental Entities"2004
New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association 17th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Update"Due Diligence in IP Transactions"2003