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's practice focuses on a wide range of software and automation-related technologies, including control and automation, electrical and electronic circuits and systems, robotics, medical patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and mechanical devices, though she has broad experience prosecuting patents in a wide variety of technology areas.
In addition to representing her clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Ryann regularly counsels clients regarding patentability, patent validity, and patent infringement, and works on related opinion matters. She also counsels clients through various types of IP-related contract negotiations, including settlement agreements, joint development agreements, licenses, co-existence agreements, and the like.
Education and Engineering Experience
Ryann joined the firm after receiving her J.D. from Marquette University Law School (cum laude) where she 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.
Ryann has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. As an engineer, Ryann worked for more than four years in the area of signal processing, first as an intern at NASA Johnson Space Center and then as a signal analyst at Impulse Monitoring, Inc.
Honors and Community Involvement
Ryann is active in the IP legal community through several organizations. Ryann annually attends the World Congress held by AIPPI, an international IP organization for which she currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on IT and the Internet and participates in generating harmonization resolutions on patent-related topics.
Ryann has taught a course on intellectual property research as an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School, where she has also coached several Moot Court teams. Ryann volunteers as a mentor with different Milwaukee-based organizations, including PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.
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.