Ryan P. O’Quinn, Ph.D., focuses his practice on U.S. district court litigation, appeals, and contested proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Ryan maintains an active patent prosecution and client counseling practice, including portfolio management, preparation of opinions, and delivery of strategic guidance to clients of all sizes across various industries.
His practice covers a range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, immunotherapy, medical devices, computer software, business methods, vending technologies, and mechanical systems. Prior to joining Finnegan, Ryan conducted doctoral and undergraduate research in cellular and molecular biology and biomedical engineering.
His research, including work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, focused on advanced microscopy techniques and molecular mechanisms regulating cell division. Ryan is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School in the Scholarly Writing Program, where he teaches and supervises student members of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.
Ryans pro bono activities include military veteran representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He successfully represented, including as lead counsel, multiple disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
- Duke University School of Law J.D., 2012
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Ph.D., Biology, 2009
- North Carolina State University B.S., Biological Engineering, magna cum laude, 2004
- North Carolina State University B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2004
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, E.D. Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Society for Cell Biology
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