Ryan A. Heck, Ph.D.*


Nevada Office



Ryan assists clients in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including advising on patent and trademark issues related to acquisition, enforcement, and licensing. Ryan files and prosecutes patent applications for a broad range of technologies. He also has significant experience in drafting legal agreements related to intellectual property, including license agreements, confidentiality agreements, and material transfer agreements. Ryan has participated in legal proceedings both enforcing patents and defending against charges of patent infringement, as well as participating in post-grant review proceedings. He also counsels clients regarding issues of patentability, patent validity, and non-infringement. His time spent working in-house at the University of Nevada, Reno, helps Ryan develop client-centric solutions.

Ryan’s practice embraces many technical areas. Both in private practice and in-house roles, he has helped universities and research institutions patent inventions in diverse fields such as chemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, material science, computer-related technologies, and mechanical devices. Ryan has assisted companies of all sizes, as well as individual inventors, with a variety of technologies, including power distribution units, gaming devices, and video surveillance. He is passionate about learning new technologies, and is currently taking coursework in computer science and engineering, and previously completed a technical diploma for the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering Program offered by the American Brewers Guild.

Ryan worked at Klarquist as an associate from 2004 to 2008, and rejoined the firm in 2015.

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