Ryan Heavener specializes in the preparation and the procurement of patent assets. He leverages his expertise to build formidable patent portfolios that are optimized with the unique business objectives of his clients.
Ryan focuses in the electrical, electromechanical, and mechanical arts. Technology areas in which Ryan has experience include: semiconductor-based solutions, power devices, motor controllers, gate drivers, sensors, power management systems, processor-based controls, electrical fault detection and prevention, wireless communications, signal processing, mixed-signal integrated circuits, signal compression and encoding, encryption security, data transfer and management, optics, LIDAR, radar, MEMS devices, memory devices, LED drivers, display devices, imaging, 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.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Washington, DC (inactive)
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (J.D.) – 2006
The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Electrical Engineering) – 2003