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About Ryan

Ryan McBeth represents clients in complex commercial disputes with a focus towards technology related litigation. Ryan has extensive experience representing clients in patent, trade secret, and trademark matters. In particular, he has worked on cases involving oil and gas downhole tools, wellsite surface systems, computer hardware and software, wireless communications systems, and other complex commercial and consumer systems. Ryan’s work also encompasses appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Inter Partes Review of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ryan has represented numerous Fortune 500 clients including oilfield services providers and computer manufacturers and he has experience advocating for clients in front of both Texas and Federal Courts.

Before pursuing a career in law, Ryan worked as a computer engineer at IBM, overseeing enterprise class microprocessor and server development projects. Ryan earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is an inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,881,826.

Ryan is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Recent Notable Matters

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. — successfully invalidated five US patents which had been asserted by Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (“MPV”) against firm clients Toshiba Corp., Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., and Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.  The technologies at issue related to facial recognition algorithms, digital marketing, and the capture and manipulation of digital images.   

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