Ryann H. Beck is a registered patent attorney and non-equity partner 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 and enforcement.
Ryann regularly counsels clients regarding patentability, patent validity, and patent infringement, and works on related opinion matters. She has experience prosecuting patents relating to a variety of technology areas, including medical devices, medical patient monitoring technologies, computer software, electrical and electronic circuits and systems, as well as mechanical devices.
In addition, Ryann represents clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including 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). Ryann also has experience in patent and trademark litigation at both the district and appellate court levels, having assisted clients through all phases of litigation. 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 The Georgia Institute of Technology (2003). 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 was selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list in the field of intellectual property law.
Ryann is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bar Associations, and the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association.
Ryann is currently an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where she teaches a course on intellectual property research. Ryann has coached several Moot Court teams at Marquette University Law School and is an active volunteer with the College and Career Readiness Program at a local non-profit organization, PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. Ryann also 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.