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Ryan Heavener


Ryan specializes in procuring and leveraging IP assets according to the unique business objectives of his clients in both domestic and global settings. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, patent validity and infringement analysis, state-of-the-art and patentability opinions, IP landscaping analysis, and licensing of IP assets. 

Ryan focuses in the electrical, electromechanical and mechanical arts. Technology areas in which Ryan has experience include: communication networks, semiconductor-based solutions, power devices, motor controllers, sensors, automotive and power management IC’s, processor-based controls, audio/video signal compression and encoding, system security, data transfer and management, media networking, digital rights management, optics, LIDAR, memory devices, semiconductor light sources, LED drivers, display devices, cameras, medical imaging, printers, and medical devices.

For over 3 years, Ryan worked in Germany as patent counsel for one of the world’s leading semiconductor companies. During his tenure, Ryan managed the procurement, development, and maintenance of the company’s vast patent portfolio through frequent interaction with engineers and outside counsel, while remaining budget-conscious. He also provided strategic counsel for the monetization of intellectual property rights through his leadership in licensing activities. Ryan’s experience in U.S. patent law was unique to the foreign entity, which allowed the company to leverage their global IP strategy more effectively. The experience also provides Ryan with a unique “in-house” perspective, allowing him to understand the needs of a client at all stages to achieve their IP-related goals.


· B.S., Electrical Engineering, Penn State University – 2003

· J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (Formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center        - 2006

Bar and Court Admissions

· Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

· District of Columbia

· United States Patent and Trademark Office

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