Ryann H. Beck is a partner and registered patent attorney at Andrus Intellectual Property Law.
Ryann has a diverse range of experience relating to intellectual property matters, including domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and enforcement.
Ryann has experience prosecuting patents relating to a variety of technology areas, including computer software, control and automation software, electrical and electronic circuits and systems, medical patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, as well as mechanical devices. Ryan also counsels clients regarding patentability, patent validity, and patent infringement, and works on related opinion matters.
Ryann represents clients in patent and trademark prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in patent post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). In addition, Ryann counsels clients through various types of IP-related contract negotiations, including settlement agreements, licenses, co-existence agreements, and the like.
Education and Engineering Experience
Ryann joined the firm in July 2010 after receiving her juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School (cum laude). While at Marquette, Ryann was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Review and the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team. Ryann is the author of a law review article regarding intellectual property issues facing farmers, titled “Farmers’ Rights and Open Source Licensing,” which published in the Spring 2011 edition of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.
Prior to attending law school, Ryann earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. As an engineer, Ryann worked for more than four years in the area of bio-signal processing, first as an intern at NASA Johnson Space Center and then as a neural signal analyst at Impulse Monitoring, Inc.
Honors and Admissions
Ryann has been selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list in the field of intellectual property law every year since 2015.
Ryann is an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where she teaches a course on intellectual property research, and has coached several Moot Court teams at Marquette. Ryann volunteers with the College and Career Readiness Program at a local non-profit organization, PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc., and serves as a mentor to local-area high school students interested in pursuing a career in the law through the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Mentorship Program.