Ryan Smith
Ryan focuses his practice in intellectual property law with an emphasis on chemical and life science technologies. Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Ryan worked for a law firm in Minneapolis, MN where he handled issues for clients in the biomedical, food science, chemical and medical device industries. He previously worked for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner, evaluating patent applications relating to drug-delivery devices, bio-affecting and body treating compositions.

His practice includes patentability assessment, filing and prosecuting US applications, managing international patent portfolios, IP due diligence, licensing and joint development agreements.

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