The George Washington University Law School
(J.D., with honors) – 2016

Kettering University
(B.S. Electrical Engineering) – 2008


United States Patent and Trademark Office


Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
PTAB Bar Association


Ryan Thelen is a patent attorney with a background in electrical engineering. Ryan focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various fields, such as telecommunications, networking, software, semiconductors, cloud computing, automation, data analytics, and security.

Prior to joining Harrity & Harrity, Ryan practiced in-house at Panduit Corp. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. While in-house, Ryan gained extensive experience in patent portfolio management, product clearance, invention disclosure mining, infringement analysis, and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. Prior to his work in-house, Ryan worked at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner as well as Arent Fox while attending law school in the evenings.

Before starting his legal career, Ryan was a project engineer for United Technologies in the UTC Aerospace Systems business unit, where he led teams of engineers in the development of commercial and military aircraft engines.


Ryan Thelen


Phone: 571-432-0800