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Ryan Connell
Areas of Practice
  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Clean Technologies
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
Bar Admissions
Speaking Engagements

Ryan J. Connell is a registered patent attorney practicing intellectual property law with an emphasis on chemical engineering, materials science, biotechnology, and organic chemistry. Ryan also has experience in a variety of mechanical and electro-mechanical related arts.

Ryan received his B.S. in biochemistry/molecular biology and his B.A. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota Duluth (2009) and his M.S. in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota Duluth (2011). During graduate school, his research focused on the synthesis of alpha cyanocinnamate derivatives as monocarboxylate transporter-1 inhibitors. Ryan received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota (2014), magna cum laude. During law school, he served as the lead articles editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology and interned for both the Bayfield County Circuit Court Judge and Bayfield County District Attorney in Wisconsin. Ryan is licensed to practice in Minnesota. He has volunteered with the Minnesota Wills for Heroes Program.

In his free time Ryan enjoys nordic skiing, alpine skiing, running, playing tennis, golfing, and boating.

Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 2014
J.D. Magna Cum Laude

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN, 2011
M.S. Organic Chemistry

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN, 2009
B.S. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
B.A. Chemistry
Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

Co-presenter, “Inventorship and Assignment: Two Vital Concepts in Patent Law,”
SLW Institute Webinar, September 28, 2021

Co-presenter, “Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Medical Device Patents,”
SLW Institute Emerging Tech Webinar Series, Minneapolis, MN,
June 30, 2020