Ryan V. McDonnell focuses on patent litigation and patent prosecution in a wide array of technologies in the chemical field. He has participated in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases at the district court and appellate court levels, and in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
While in law school, Ryan worked as a summer associate at Finnegan, assisting in litigation matters before federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the PTAB. He also spent a summer working as an intern at a prominent IP firm in Vietnam.
Ryan participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic at Indiana University, where he drafted patent applications, filed office action responses, and performed initial patentability searches for local inventors and startups.
At Purdue University, Ryan conducted research on the use of microwave resonance sensors to measure operating parameters of various pharmaceutical powders. He operated a roller compactor to make ribbons from pharmaceutical powders and used a microwave resonance sensor to create calibration models to measure their moisture, density, and composition.
Ryan incorporates pro bono work into his practice. He has represented clients before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in appealing unfavorable service-connected disability ratings.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
Purdue University B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2015