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About Ryan

Ryan McBeth is a registered patent attorney who advises clients on a full range of their intellectual property needs, including patent prosecution, tech transactions, IP litigation and trademarks. As a former computer engineer and current patent holder, Ryan understands the issues associated with protecting new and complex technologies for his clients. Ryan’s work includes invention identification and strategy development, IP due diligence investigations, joint technology development agreements, service agreements, licensing and other IP commercialization, Inter Partes Review, Post-Grant Review, patent portfolio management and trademark portfolio management. He also works on patent infringement matters involving various complex technologies and trademark infringement and enforcement matters. Ryan's experience includes technologies related to computing, microprocessors, servers, software, computer control, wireless communication, electrical circuits, oil and gas control systems, downhole tools and other oil and gas technologies.

Before his legal career, Ryan worked as a computer engineer for a Fortune 500 company, where he gained experience in the areas of large enterprise-class microprocessor and server development with a particular focus on microprocessor simulation, initial power-on, architectural verification and soft-error experimentation.


Publications and Speeches

"Innovators Take Note, ‘Imitation Two-Year Provisional’ Option Extended Through 2012," Intellectual Property Today, April 2012.

"Federal Circuit Upholds ITC's 'Bao Gong' Authority for International Trade Secret Misappropriation," Corporate Counsel, January 2012.



University of Houston Law Center,
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Houston Bar Association



University of Houston Law Center Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
Invention Review Board Member (IBM Austin, System Test)
Inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,881,826