Ryan represents clients before the UK and European patent offices. This involves drafting specifications, prosecuting patent applications to grant and defending or attacking granted patents in post-grant proceedings. Ryan also has experience in representing clients before the EPO Boards of Appeal and assisting clients with obtaining patent term extensions in the form of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs). Ryan was recently involved in overturning a decision of the EPO examining division during appeal to maintain the pendency of his client’s European patent application.
He works with a plethora of clients, from new start-ups looking to obtain worldwide patent protection for inventions crucial to their business to large-size attorney firms who are looking to obtain patent protection in the UK and Europe for local patent applications that they may be prosecuting. This exposes him to a wide range of different clients.
Ryan’s technical background is in Biotechnology and he primarily works on Life Sciences cases ranging from cytotherapeutic medical devices to new cancer treatments. He has a PhD in molecular cellular biology and undertook a research assistant position within Imperial College London’s department of medicine prior to joining Forresters in 2016. He also has a Master’s degree in Neuroscience and a BSc in Biomedical Science.
He enjoys running – he ran the London marathon in 2021 and is keen to lace up his running shoes again. He has recently purchased a property, so you can expect to find him with a paintbrush in his hand for the foreseeable future.