Ryan Rypka - Carlson Caspers

Email: rrypka@carlsoncaspers.com

Phone: 612.436.9688

Ryan Rypka practices intellectual property law concentrating on patents, copyrights, trademarks, transactions, and licensing for information and software technologies. He develops a proactive legal strategy and response by listening to the client. By leveraging his business and legal experience, he is a strong advocate for clients in any environment.

As a summer associate, Ryan conducted legal research, drafted patent applications for software technologies, drafted responses to USPTO actions regarding novelty, obviousness, and patentable subject matter, and reviewed related art for information disclosure statement for a medical device patent.

While pursuing his law degree, Ryan was a Student Attorney for the University of Michigan – Community and Economic Development Clinic (now the Community Enterprise Clinic). At the clinic, he helped protect local businesses by reviewing and updating IP licensing agreements and developing independent contractor licensing agreements.

Before and during his undergraduate years, Ryan worked for a Minnesota elevator and accessibility equipment company as an Information Technology Specialist. He maintained, updated, and protected the company’s computer systems, data, and website.

Ryan enjoys Major League Baseball, hiking, and racquetball.


University of Michigan Law School

J.D., Michigan Technology Law Review – Technology Editor

Intellectual Property Student Association 


University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Computer Engineering, High Distinction | Dean’s List

Eta Kappa Nu – Vice President

Honors: Iron Range and McDonald Engineering Scholarships 

Minor: Mathematics



Minnesota Supreme Court


Programming Languages: C, C++, Java, Python, Verilog, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL
Software Packages: Matlab, Mathematica, Cadence PSPICE, Xilinx Vivado