Ryan Strauss


Industry focus

How I represent clients at Schwabe

As a computer engineer by training, I have a good understanding of the sophisticated intellectual property I protect for clients. I handle domestic and foreign patent prosecution with a focus on wireless/telecommunications systems and networks, user ‎interaction devices and applications, mobile/web applications, social networking applications, facial and object recognition, ‎semiconductor packaging and fabrication processes, supercritical fluid extraction devices‎, and forestry/landscaping devices. My background allows me to effectively translate complex technology into patent applications and supporting documents. I counsel clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and solo inventors on strategies for robust patent prosecution.

Before joining Schwabe, I practiced as a patent attorney in Virginia and in Seattle, where I prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the areas of wireless/telecommunications systems and networks, e-commerce applications, Internet advertising, search engine systems, social networking applications, peer-to-peer networks, mobile/web applications, image compression technologies, database and datacenter management, semiconductors, flat panel display devices, printer technologies, nuclear reactor protection systems, and furniture.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2009)
  • Florida Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering (2005)


  • Florida State Courts
  • Oregon State Courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Outside Interests

Skiing, biking and hiking.

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