John W. Ryan served as a Presiding Officer at the 7th, 6th, and 5th Annual Advanced... more
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 NY... view profile
Steven H. Schram ("Steve") is Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz Schram and serves... more
Steven H. Schram ("Steve") is Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz Schram and serves as the firm's managing principal. Steve's broad range of seasoned experience in finance and accounting sets him apart from other attorneys in his field. His decorated educational background includes studies in finance and accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a corporate and tax... view profile
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