Ryan C. Clark - McDermott Will & Emery


Ryan C. Clark protects his clients’ ideas, designs, and brands through his work in intellectual property (IP) litigation, prosecution, and counseling. He represents clients in complex IP litigation in district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He also provides strategic counsel on patent prosecution, from in-house training to ideation to enforcement. Ryan is skilled in handling design patent matters and has experience in both prosecuting and litigating design patents, including litigation in district court and the PTAB. He manages global patent and trademark portfolios, helps develop clients’ internal training and patent processes, and advises on intellectual property due diligence for M&A transactions.

Drawing upon his electrical engineering background, Ryan has successfully helped clients protect and defend their IP in a wide range of technologies, including robotics, online payments systems, consumer products, artificial intelligence, machine learning, machine vision, Internet of Things, FinTech, cloud computing, medical devices and software, computer hardware and software, telecommunications and radio frequency, beverage containers and coolers, servers, zoned audio systems, semiconductors and airborne wind turbines.

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University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2013
Oklahoma State University, BSEE, 2005


US Patent and Trademark Office
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Western District of Texas