Ryann H. Beck

(414) 271-7590

Practice Areas

  • Patent
  • Trademark & Copyright
  • IP Litigation
  • IP Transactions

Technology Areas

  • Mechanical Patents
  • Electrical Patents & Software Patents


  • Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Electrical Engineering)
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin

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Ryann H. Beck is a partner and registered patent attorney at Andrus Intellectual Property Law. Ryann has a wealth of experience relating to intellectual property matters, including domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and enforcement. 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.

Ryann's patent practice covers a wide range of technologies, notably:

  • software, electrical, and automation-related technologies, including control and automation
  • signal processing
  • electrical and electronic circuits and systems
  • robotics
  • medical patient monitoring technologies
  • medical devices
  • mechanical devices

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, including International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Ryann is a member of the AIPPI U.S. Group Steering Committee and attends the annual World Congress, where she participates with other IP practitioners around the world 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, and volunteers as a mentor with different Milwaukee-based organizations.

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.


  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA)