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.
PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE EXPERTISE
Software Packages: Matlab, Mathematica, Cadence PSPICE, Xilinx Vivado
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
Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office