Drawing on a background in electrical and computer engineering, Michael S. Ryan works with clients to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property, preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patents, performing patent due diligence, and providing noninfringement and invalidity opinions and freedom to operate reviews in the business method/software, computer, and mechanical arts.
Michael’s technical experience spans many disciplines, including semiconductor devices, storage devices, artificial intelligence, machine learning, photolithography, computer software, computer networking, printing systems and devices, image processing, and OLED displays and driving circuitry. He has experience managing patent portfolios of standard-essential patents in video coding (e.g., H.265/HEVC, VVC, AVI, and VP9), wireless technologies (e.g., 4G/LTE, 5G), and computer networks (e.g., IEEE 802.1). He also has experience with medical and healthcare related technologies including medical devices, healthcare monitoring systems, imaging and diagnostic systems, healthcare analytics systems, and healthcare information technology systems. In addition, he has experience with control systems, business methods, and consumer products.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Michael was an associate with a boutique intellectual property law firm in Virginia. He has an M.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in computer engineering.
Hofstra University School of Law, 2009, J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, 2005, B.S. (Computer Engineering)
Villanova University, 2013, M.S. (Electrical Engineering)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: licensing, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)